Sandy's Wrath Stirs Painful Katrina Memories

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The chaos wrought by Superstorm Sandy delivered a gut-wrenching dose of deja vu for survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

But now those people are reaching into their wallets and cupboards to help victims of Sandy in the northeast, seven years after Katrina destroyed their own neighborhoods, killed more than 1,800 people and caused some $108 billion in damage.

Church groups, nonprofits, City Hall and individuals in New Orleans and along the Mississippi Gulf Coast have begun sending care packages, donating money and staging volunteers for the cleanup and recovery efforts.

Joe Robert is one of those volunteers driven to help after seeing images of destruction. He knows too well what those people will face. His voice cracking with emotion, Robert says seeing Sandy's aftermath makes him "relive all the memories, all the heartache."


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLN-TV Call: (402) 467-4321 Toll-free: 1-800-475-1011 840 North 40th Lincoln, NE 68503 Email: info@1011now.com KGIN-TV Call: (308) 382-6100 123 N Locust Street Grand Island, NE 68802 Email: kgin@1011now.com KSNB-TV Toll free 888-475-1011 123 N. Locust St. Grand Island, NE 68802 Email : ksnb@1011now.com
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 178861811