Age of Awareness
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Age of Awareness

Some People Got Away

How we returned from the apocalypse

Shop window with broken saki bottles on display
Shop window / photo by the Author

After Hurricane Katrina, you weren’t allowed to return to the places that didn’t have power or sewer, but everyone did, even if they couldn’t stay. You needed to see what was left of your home. If anything was left.

Our house on the north shore of New Orleans was 15 feet above sea level. The evacuation order was lifted on September 9 — one of…

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