The levees broke, and silence fell on a nation.
It’s been more than a year and a half since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina struck at the hearts of the American public.
The storm that killed thousands and displaced millions will forever linger in the minds of those who saw its terrifying media coverage – the tear-jerking images and stories of death, pain and racial disparity.
Dead men, women and children floated across television screens around the world.
Battle worn reporters broke down on camera, cursing the apathy of the Bush administration.
Lives, homes and cities were lost in the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. And many are still trying to make sense of it all, while some pretend it never happened.
The flooding has subsided, but the message behind the disaster rages on.
In the wake of one of the most heartbreaking disasters to take place on American soil, many have moved on. But for those who are still searching for a place to call home, the disaster continues.
It is as important today as it was the day the levees gave to extend service to those affected by the storm.
Don’t let the message left by Hurricane Katrina fall on deaf ears.