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After the Deluge…

Scout Prime, from First Draft, has put together an amazing video regarding the flooding of New Orleans and the aftermath of Katrina.  It’s a longish video, but haunting and well worth the watch.  Just be prepared with some tissues, you’ll need them.

Scout is at a blogger conference in New Orleans this week, and I’ll try to highlight some more of her work on NOLA as the week goes on, as well as other folks reporting from the area.

I’ve searched for something similar on the other areas in the Gulf Coast region that were devastated by Katrina and Rita, but haven’t come up with any good footage.  If anyone knows of a YouTube or a link to something from Mississippi or Texas or Alabama, and some good reporting on how things are going at the moment, I’d sure appreciate a link to it in the comments.

My heart aches after watching this video.  Yours will, too. 

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Christy Hardin Smith

Christy Hardin Smith

Christy is a "recovering" attorney, who earned her undergraduate degree at Smith College, in American Studies and Government, concentrating in American Foreign Policy. She then went on to graduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania in the field of political science and international relations/security studies, before attending law school at the College of Law at West Virginia University, where she was Associate Editor of the Law Review. Christy was a partner in her own firm for several years, where she practiced in a number of areas including criminal defense, child abuse and neglect representation, domestic law, civil litigation, and she was an attorney for a small municipality, before switching hats to become a state prosecutor. Christy has extensive trial experience, and has worked for years both in and out of the court system to improve the lives of at risk children.

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