Friday, January 16, 2009

MARK WHAT? Forgetting to Remember

Survey Marker, Baton Rouge LA 12/2008 from the series LAND'S END
All reproduction rights reserved Wm. Greiner

John M. Barry , author of “The Rising Tides” , and Commissioner of the Southeast Flood Protection Authority , has introduced a resolution to have permanent markers placed on telephone poles in various neighborhoods which flooded during Katrina to indicate maximum flood heights.

 Barry is quoted as saying, “Frankly, a lot of people have started acting like Katrina never happened”*! A $50,000  grant will be needed to cover the cost for the markers.

 I am not sure who John M. Barry is referring to , but , I am fairly certain if you were a New Orleanian during the time Katrina struck, I doubt you will be forgetting Katrina or the flooding in this lifetime? 

And for those who weren't, you would have to first remember to forget!


* Levee panel backs markers denoting Katrina flooding levels , by Allen M. Johnson Jr. , New Orleans bureau, The Advocate 1/16/2009