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Number Crunching

6 weeks since Hurricane Katrina hit.

As of today, here are some more numbers:

1,021 people dead in Louisiana.

140,000 homes and businesses severely damaged in the New Orleans area.

450,000 people made homeless in Louisiana.

55,000 people still in shelters from Louisiana waiting for permanent housing.

Thanks to everyone for your support and kind wishes during the last six weeks. They mean a lot. It's hard at times to escape from the grips of this but reading about the daily lives, thoughts and concerns of others have been a reminder of what life was like before the storm and what life will be once again.

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beccak1961
Oct. 10th, 2005 08:14 pm (UTC)
There is an irony in that my house is perfectly livable, and yet I can't because we are stuck in TN. Nor do I want to rent it out because all my stuff is in it. The person I thought to let live there has cats and so can't. Ironic and frustrating.
silverdee
Oct. 10th, 2005 08:36 pm (UTC)
All the shuffling and dislocation is wearing thin fast. There are several people I know who want to come home but can't because of job resettlement and feel trapped like you do.
beccak1961
Oct. 11th, 2005 04:06 am (UTC)
I really do feel in limbo, and I don't like it. I'd be okay with moving here fully, or moving home fully, or moving to timbuktu fully... just someplace that is the only place.
kwanyin2004
Oct. 11th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC)
And now the tragedy in Mexico. Mother Earth must be some pissed with us.
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