WATCH: ​New Orleans Mayor, Mitch Landrieu, Talks About Progress and Obstacles Since Hurricane Katrina

cdn-media.nationaljournal.com

Mitch Landrieu, now the mayor of New Orleans, was lieutenant governor of Louisiana when Hurricane Katrina hit nearly 10 years ago. In an interview for the “CBS Evening News,” Landrieu reflected on his experience during the storm.

“It was almost beyond imagination,” said Landrieu. “This entire city was under water. As you know we lost 1,800 of our brothers and sisters and our mothers and fathers.”

Landrieu said New Orleans is still grateful for all the help that poured in from across the world during their time of need.

The devastation that followed the storm upended life for many in the city, but Landrieu said the people of New Orleans never lost hope that a recovery would occur.

“They took a minute to own and to be responsible for all of the things that were broken before the storm and said, ‘You know what, we have a responsibility to build this city back to what we always dreamed she could be,'” said Landrieu.

But critics say the city’s recovery has been plagued with inequality, pointing to a drop in black incomes and a spike in black unemployment and poverty. To those critics, Landrieu says those statistics were true before the storm and are true in other major U.S. cities.

Click here to read more

Source: CBS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s