Friday, February 17, 2006

2/18/2006 Community Gumbo

Wherever there's great beauty, there's great danger.

Caroline Skinner has a unique perspective on the Hurricane Katrina disaster. She was living in New York City when terrorists struck the World Trade Center towers on 9/11. After spending many years in New York, she returned to the Gentilly neighborhood where she grew up. Then, Hurricane Katrina struck.

This edition of Community Gumbo can be heard online at New Orleans

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See where the London Avenue Canal was breached, the extent of flooding in the Gentilly neighborhood, and the Gentilly ridge that kept some homes dry, in this Times-Picayune map.

The Gentilly Civic Improvement Association Web site has a street map of the Gentilly area posted on its Web site, as well as information about upcoming activities, how to contact its members, how to become a member, and a bulletin board forum to share information with other residents of the neighborhood.

The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center also has a map and description of different neighborhoods within Gentilly.

The photo of Caroline Skinner's grandparents, vignetted by water damage. The quilt was made by Caroline's grandmother from old neck ties.

The boxes of photos recovered from the Bay St. Louis house.

One of the recovered photos from the Bay St. Louis house.


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