Are you wondering about the state of affairs in New Orleans? Has the “City That Care Forgot” managed to recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina? Information on New Orleans recovery can now be easily accessed at the city’s brand new “Recovery Projects Information” site.
It’s been more than 2-1/2 years since the Big Easy was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The massive hurricane, complete with high winds and high waters, hit New Orleans on August, 29, 2005. Protective city levees broke, and the majority of the city was flooded. Luckily, one of New Orleans most popular historic areas, the French Quarter, was spared; that’s where I am headed in a couple of weeks.
According to the Bush administration, it’s expected that it will take a quarter century for New Orleans to fully recover from Katrina. But where tourism is concerned, it’s business as usual. Read on . . .
I have been to New Orleans (N’awlins) two times prior; it was a vibrant and indulgent – a wild and a wonderful city to explore; it will be interesting to see how well this tough old city has recovered.
N’awlins now has a web diary, with regular updates of the city’s recovery: One New Orleans Community Recovery & Resources Page. This “world’s window” is more a tool for displaced New Orleans residents, but it contains a wealth of information for leery tourists, too. The site includes an “address search” which provides information on the condition of property, road conditions, etc., “within a mile of your address,” using familiar Google-style maps.
After a serious search for a hotel in the French Quarter, with a reasonable location, amenities, and price, I decided on the Iberville Suites, a four star hotel with a great price. I added a “cemetery and gris-gris” and a “ghosts and spirits” walking tour for fun
I’ll let you know how it all turns out.
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