“In four years, you can: Graduate from high school, earn a college degree, or even serve your first term as U.S. president. But you can’t fully recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.”
Marshall Ramsey, the editorial cartoonist for the Clarion Ledger, has traveled back to the sites he visited in December 2005, pen and pad in hand, in an attempt to see the progress that has been made in areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
His piece comes out as a story on the front page of the Ledger’s website highlights the potential loss of future federal funding and political representation as a result of the latest census figures.
“First-time visitors to the Coast could easily think, “Nothing has been done.” The empty lots, stories of insurance road blocks and housing nightmares are all discouraging,” Ramsey says.
“Yet the Coast is healing. Not as fast as the residents would like or deserve. The long marathon has now passed the four-year mark. And I look forward to seeing what I will be drawing in another four years.”
And view more of his political cartoons here.