Volunteer group marks successes of past 10 years.
“How’d you come through it?” is shorthand for folks on the Gulf Coast. No one asks what “it” is. People know “it” means Hurricane Katrina. People share if they lost anyone, the height of the water where they lived and how they survived. While some people were home within a year of Hurricane Katrina, for many it took years. There are still people not back in their homes. Damaged communities have been a day in, day out reality for tens of thousands of people for nearly 4,000 days, yet it seems to make the news largely on the anniversary, Aug. 29. This year, at the milestone of ten years, there was more than the usual news coverage.