Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita – 10 Years Later
To say that 2015 is moving along pretty quickly is an understatement. One thing that may have slipped past many of us, like the rapid passage of time, is the fact that we’ll soon observe 10 years since Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita affected the region.
Over the past couple of weeks I’d thought of the storms from time to time, but last Monday’s storms in south Louisiana (and especially the following power outages) reminded me of the hurricanes. It got really dark quiet at night – and the far off hum of generators, along with the sound of chainsaws during daylight brought back an internal soundtrack I hadn’t revisited since Hurricane Gustav.
Like many of you, we lived through Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, but we also worked to help Building Owners and Contractors in the aftermath of both storms. Most of our work was mold related, but we did a fair amount of asbestos work as a result of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita. Our work ranged from Pascagoula, Mississippi, all the way to southwest Louisiana. We worked in hotels, schools, libraries, airports, casinos, offices – you name it.
Over the next few months, I’ll recap some of our work after Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita, more from the storytelling standpoint. I think we all probably have some storm related stories we want (or need) to tell. If you’d like, share your stories in the comments section, or contact me directly and I’ll share your story (with your permission). I’ll not include names or sensitive details.
Also keep in mind we’re about to enter the time of year where we’re most likely to experience tropical storms and hurricanes. So at the very least I hope these topics help you prepare for the coming storm season (and I hope we avoid damaging storms).
Until the next installment, if you need help:
What are your Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita stories? Please send me your comments, and I’ll include your responses in a future post. And if I can help with anything, give me a call (225-761-9141 extension 22) or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay dry, and stay safe, my friends.