"Because in Cyberspace, no one can hear you scream."
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
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(Michael Homan, partial transcript) I survived Hurricane Katrina, but it transformed me. I am a different person. I feel more loved than I did a week ago, and I very much appreciate all of the friends and family and even strangers who both helped me directly and who contacted me to say they were concerned and thinking about me and my family.
The world clearly has plenty of empathy and compassion left. I saw people slide down ropes out of helicopters to rescue people from rooftops. I saw my neighbors break into grocery stores, fill up their boats with supplies, and row through neighborhoods distributing food and water to those in need.
Editor's note: Michael details the harsh realities of the situation in New Orleans and some of the "ups and downs" of his brush at the Super Dome. Although Katrina is mostly unrelated to what this site focuses on, this story is a recommended read for anyone following what is happening in New Orleans, especially for pet lovers (see below).
(partial transcript) Certainly my relationship with my dogs Kochise and Mosey is stronger. For those who donÂt know, I stayed behind with them to ride out the hurricane. It was an amazing experience, and the house outside survived with little damage. However the wind made the house racked, meaning the upper floor was blown so hard that the walls of the bottom floor now lean considerably...
There was a group of officials going around and taking peopleÂs animals away. It was then that I decided to try to escape. I knew there were armed looters outside the camp, but there were inside as well, and I had Mosey, who is a pretty big dog and can be scary when she is barking. I could not have ever told my children that I gave up the dogs to save myself. Officials were not letting anyone past the city of LaPlace to pick up relatives, so I decided to try to sneak out of the camp and walk the 30 miles to LaPlace.
Editor's note: There is more before and after this story, and I would encourage all readers to view the rest of it here.
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