I should be packing…

…but instead I am reading the newspaper or at least I was earlier today and I saw something that temporarily pulled me away from the Gustav frenzy. Turns out three years after Katrina there are still 85 unclaimed dead bodies, which until just this last Thursday also remained untombed. These are the types of things that do not fall through he cracks when you care about yourself, about other people or at the least your job and the impact it has on the world around you. It astounds me why City Hall and the City of New Orleans would keep these bodies in storage for three years. If I discovered that one of the bodies belonged to a still missing loved one of mine I would be disturbed to find they had been residing in a freezer for all this time. Two thumbs up to the funeral home owners who pushed to finally lay these bodies to rest.

I know this can be a morbid subject given the days ahead and for that I am sorry, lets add this to the list of things that should not be allowed to happen again.

4 Comments so far

  1. laurie2 on August 30th, 2008 @ 2:24 am

    Every one is overreacting.

    This is a forced federal bug out.


  2. laurie2 on August 30th, 2008 @ 2:28 am

    For people that get stuck behind they’ll have no where to run with all the forced closings.

    Even the church is locking its doors.


  3. Rayna (rayna) on August 30th, 2008 @ 4:16 pm

    I do not think it is the right way to go to not have a "shelter of last resort" in the city. What are the people who we all know are going to stay behind going to do?

  4. stacymi on August 31st, 2008 @ 1:37 am

    I saw this article online somewhere, simply because I’ve been visiting nola.com a lot keeping on eye on this Bastard Strom that is out there.

    When I began reading it, honestly, I had to look at the date. I was shocked to find out that three years later there were still people being laid to rest. I thought I was maybe reading an article from 2 1/2 years ago.

    Very sad indeed. But I’m glad they finally have a peaceful resting place.

    On a different note, I have to say, everything looks much more organized this time around. Seems things are going to go much smoother with evacs and such. I would hope it would help out in the long run to potentially avoid another situation like that.

    I wish I didn’t have to, but I’m praying for all of you in and around NOLA. Be safe.

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