Skip to comments.Recession another blow to Miss. Katrina survivors
Posted on 09/04/2009 7:12:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- In the four years since Hurricane Katrina swallowed Barbara Lambert's Gulf Coast house, her family has slowly rebuilt its life - moving out of a FEMA mobile home and to another city, finding a job for her husband and enrolling the kids in new schools.
Then, the recession hit.
The Lamberts and others in the hurricane-stricken region are struggling through renewed hard times as federal recovery dollars dry up and the recession chokes off jobs and charitable help. For the Lamberts, paying next month's rent is the latest worry as a federal hurricane assistance program ends.
"It's hard as hell to find a house to accommodate five kids," said Barbara Lambert. "Katrina took all the cheap houses."
The recession's toll on a region still emerging from one of the worst natural disasters in the nation's history can be seen in unemployment rates ranging from 8.6 percent to 11.1 percent in south Mississippi counties.
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every day another excuse to be a loser in loserville.
Headline in 40 years. Katrina survivor dies poor.
Fear not, the recession’s over according to the DNC/MSM.
Wait, I thought New Orleans has a monopoly on Katrina handwringing. I thought MS was not “chocolate” enough for the media to cover.
I feel for those poor souls...now where o where are they gonna find their next booze money?
Ummm, Katrina was a good while back. Get on with it!!! I’m from Florida, I’ve been through plenty of hurricanes, had house damage, had to stay in a hotel for a few weeks, had the cars damaged. There have been earthquakes, storms, fires, and floods in plenty of other parts of the US. Why don’t we hear about how devestated those people are? Why are they able to keep on living?
Did it take this long to rebuild western Europe after WWII?
Horse of a different color!
There was a Katrina Survivors Reunion last week in Raleigh.
4,000 people attended.
Four years and these folks are still moaning and carrying on. When does it end? LOL
The Katrina survivors should move to where the food is.
At the time of Katrina, it was uphill a few miles. Now, it may be Estonia.
..perhaps if you had beaten that woman that accepted that "free" home the church gave away and then sold.. you'd be living some place comfortable...
That was not sa reunion. It was a demonstration for reparations.
Seeing this headline, it appears to one of these:
NY TIMES: God Says World to End Tomorrow - Women and Minorities Hardest Hit
“Four years and these folks are still moaning and carrying on. When does it end? LOL”
has it only been four years? Seems m u c h l o n g e r.
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