As Gustav Approaches, Katrina Wounds Remain

Three years after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of New Orleans, 53-year-old Mike Gootee still bears the trauma he experienced when he lost his home, his community and his livelihood. His home, located in the Vista Park neighborhood of the city, ended up underwater when a levy broke, flooding the area with water nine feet deep. The home had been where he had grown up, and it was where he had resided with his wife and 19-year-old son. He and his family were forced to relocate to nearby...Full Story
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