I’ve been doing a series on the Chtitmacha and Houma tribes in southern Louisiana and how they have been affected by Gustav. These folks were ignored during Katrina and Rita, and bore the brunt of Gustav. A fellow Kos subscriber suggested I cross-post this here.
Below is the latest, for whatever it’s worth.
Maybe it’s me, but it seems that not only has the MSM floated along in its coverage of what’s going on in LA for New Orleans but the peoples that were ignored last time around are even more out of sight this time.
Of course, now everyone is Sarah Palin 24/7 and doesn’t have time for other issues…
See my previous diaries here and here. As an admission, I was more concerned about the Chitimacha originally, as I had worked with them back in 2006 after Katrina/Rita. Obviously, the Houma are in the same boat, so I apologize for giving them and the other tribes short shrift in my initial diaries.
First off, some news, before I rant.
Lafourche parish opened at 4 PM on 9/2…no news on damages or flooding as of yet.
Terrbonne parish is closed until Friday, so we may not get reports until then.