Five years ago today, life changed for everyone in the Gulf Coast, in one form or another. The Mississippi Coast was shattered, the Bayou and Coastal parishes of Louisiana were tortured and eroded. New Orleans flooded. My own hometown of Slidell was drastically damaged as 8 feet of water came in from Lake Ponchartrain.
Today, please remember the cities, states and PEOPLE who suffered the damage of this incredible storm. Be PREPARED for a storm! Be ready to evacuate. Donate to the organizations that help those who can not leave, and who clean up the damage.
Our coast, our state, our neighbors are important...special people. We are a hardy people, but we must work together to have a safer, better New Orleans and surrounding cities. Louisiana is where we at!
So today, I'm not going to post pictures of the damage. My heart can't take it. Instead, I post this video from our very own Vince Vance. Even though it focuses on New Orleans, anyone in the Gulf Coast can 'get' it and understand. Hurricane Katrina may have tried to kick our ass....but we can kick it back.
Be strong! Remember, they said the Saints would never win a Super Bowl! Who looks stupid NOW!?
And because we can NEVER get enough footage of our Saints kicking BUTT: