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1 Year Later

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I thought I’d post a few pics that I’ve taken over the last week, since it’s a year after the storm, and we’re leaving in two days! This time last year, all of these places were under water.

This first few are from a Hurricane Katrina memorial at Metaire Cemetary. You can see it from the interstate, but we actually went to the graveyard to take these pictures. Each flag has a victim’s name on it. Many of the flags had flowers and other items set beside them.

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That area of town is several miles from the Superdome. There were about five or six feet of water there.

This house is in the Lower 9th ward. Though this neighborhood didn’t face the tidal wave-like destruction that other parts of the Lower 9th faced when the Industrial canal broke, it still sat under 12 feet of water for several weeks.
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These photos are from last week’s cookout. This neighborhood, Gentilly, had six to eight feet of water in it. The first picture is of Stacy handing out Hope Boxes. People from churches all over the country fill them (there are three categories: Food, Hygine, and Baby) ship them to us, and then we pass them out. We handed out over a hundred in a half hour!  You can see the FEMA trailer park across the street in the background.
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This photo shows the line for meals! It wrapped around the corner like that the entire evening, until we ran out of food! It was the best turnout we’ve had yet.

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This hotel is in Kenner, where our Vineyard church is. Guests are actually staying in this hotel.

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This church is also in Kenner. Kenner had anywhere from inches to four feet of water.
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I liked their sign.  :)

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