The South faces Reconstruction again
by Darlene Warren
BIG SANDY, Texas--It all seems like a bad dream, the kind that leaves you so relieved when you wake up.
In this case it's not a dream at all, and with each new day the situation becomes more dire. It is becoming more and more likely that Hurricane Katrina, in late August, may have inflicted on the U.S. Gulf Coast (and indirectly the rest of the country) more damage caused by a natural disaster than we have ever seen before--quite possibly in human terms, most certainly in economic ones.
As each day passes since she slammed ashore on Aug. 29, we are faced with mounting problems. The destruction we see makes me realize just how lucky some of us are.
After several days of not being able to get through via land lines or cell phone, I received a call from the last of my three brothers who live in the storm-ravaged area.
They are all okay physically, though their property received extensive damage. One brother has a tree through his home. Of course no one has electricity, and it is very hot down south. At least they have homes; hundreds of thousands don't.
At this writing I am still uncertain what happened to many of my aunts, uncles and other relatives. There are people all over this country and even the world who are in the same situation. All we can do is wait for phone service to return, and, meantime, pray our loved ones are okay.
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