on august 29, it's been five years.
five years since the lives of the residents of the mississippi and louisiana gulf coasts were changed forever.
i'd like to take a moment to reflect on those who lost their lives, those who gave their lives to save others, and those who made it through with the strength to rebuild. tornadoes, 25 foot storm surges and 125 mph winds, levee breaks, widespread flooding, an entire city under water...those who were not here and did not experience the phenomenon that was katrina will never truly know the effect it has had on all of us. but these photos tell a story...one that i hope the country will never forget.
five years later you can still see the watermarks on the sides of buildings. five years later, we've come so far, but there is still so much to rebuild, but the spirit of the people is even stronger than before. it is a day we will remember forever.