Rainy day two
This morning we awake to a rare sight in the Katrina zone, grey skies. Most places haven't seen rain since Hurricane Rita. Each day has been wall-to-wall blue skies.
Firefighters welcome the rain. Things are too dry and with the piles of debris growing larger the fire hazard is huge.
But the rain is no fun for the thousands of families still sleeping in tents. And it does no good for the clothes. In town after town in this region clothing gathered by Americans all across the country for storm victims was just dumped on the ground in parking lots for folks to go through. Those clothes have now been out in the open for more than two months. Yet, people search them daily looking for their size or their children's sizes. The biggest frustration is looking for shoes. There are plenty of all different sizes but only one shoe. In the jumble they have become separated. Most people these days are looking for coats or sweaters to warm them from the cold and now also the rain.
Read more from After the Storm: The Long Road Back, Martin Savidge
Luxury amid the destruction
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