Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Drowned City covers the events in the affected areas of Hurricane Katrina that are easily ignored. It talks of things many news stations simply overlooked, such as the ineffectiveness of our officials during this tragic time. Lootings occurred after the storm, criminals taking advantage of people’s houses and businesses, while they were escaping the floods. There were many good things, too, like simple people helping those affected by the floods. Those that had boats went around rescuing those trapped in their own houses. There is some sense of heroism, looking back at Hurricane Katrina.
Drowned City was a hard hitting, and intriguing, comic that revealed many things that I had not known before. It get rid of the pretense that after Hurricane Katrina that America simply pulled itself together to deal with the problem at hand. Results took time, and everything wasn’t all sunshine and roses. However, it shows that after this problem occurred, America’s disaster plans have been highly improved since this time, merely ten years ago. This would be a worthwhile source to use in research papers, or other studies. I highly recommend this book.
|Page Count||96 pages|
|Publisher||HMH Books for Young Readers|
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