17 August 2016

The Katrina - Gush Katif Connection Continues

13 Menachem Av 5776

Just as we Jews were remembering the tragedy of the Gush Katif Expulsion, the Americans (who probably ordered it) were being forced to remember the devastation of Hurricane Katrina which occurred at the same time. 

Les Miles on Louisiana flooding: 'This so reminds you of Katrina'

Hurricane Katrina Survivors Forced From Homes Again in Deadly Louisiana Flooding

"Worse than Hurricane Katrina": Coffins float down street as devastating Louisiana floods uproot caskets from graveyard

'Pray for Us': Death Toll Rises in Louisiana as Tens of Thousands Flooded Out of Homes

Floodwaters rush into Baton Rouge-area homes, sending thousands to shelters
Margaret Teague, 61, only moved back to Louisiana in November. 

This time, she settled in Baker, a small city over 90 miles north of her last Louisiana home on the West Bank of New Orleans. Her West Bank home had been ruined 11 years ago this month, during Hurricane Katrina.

Teague and her family evacuated before Katrina and didn't look back for several years. They stayed in Houston for nine months, and then moved to Ohio, where she had grown up, for another decade. They returned to Louisiana late last year to be closer to her son.

But on Saturday, Teague and her family were forced to evacuate from a second Louisiana home. She and her husband Reginald awoke Saturday morning (Aug. 13) to the roof of their bedroom in Baker caving in from heavy rain. By 9 a.m., water had also started to seep in from the doorways and was up to Teague's knees.

"I was calling 911, but I couldn't get them on the phone," Teague said in an interview.