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The area circled in yellow is Venetian Isles and Lake Catherine.

March 2009 Updates

More than three years Post Katrina, this area is finally seeing rebuilding

Here are some pictures

Click on photos for larger sizes

Venetian Isles

Unfortunately, the Fire Department is STILL working out of a trailer.

Across the Chef Pass Bridge to Lake St. Catherine

A nice new sign

The Church is still closed. Note the marshgrass washed in from Hurricane Gustav six months ago

Gone are the old camps, replaced by HUGE houses

My blogspot entries of this area:
March, 2009

May, 2008

Click here to see what's happened as of June, 2007 to these two areas.


Click here to read the story of Venetian Island's recovery, April 2006. You may need to scroll down the page to get to the story.

Click here for an update, April 1, 2007

In July 2006, many houses look like this, but

these folks have PLENTY of faith!

Here are some more pictures
Aerial Shots of Venetian Isles
More pictures

The boat launch at Ft. Macomb and Chef Pass looks like nothing's happened since the storm

What's left of Fort Macomb
Seized by "the yankees" in 1861

Venetian Isles Fire Department - 17+ MONTHS POST K.

this is criminal

Venetian Isles - February 2007

Lake Catherine

The Lake Catherine Community Center

A sad camp in Lake Catherine

Looking from Hwy 90 near Venetian Isles toward Chalmette and New Orleans

And a lot of the "camps" that are being built seem to me to be more than just camps!

<MSNBC Story on Father Red
Who stayed with his Church during Katrina and hasn't been found

There are some more modest camps being rebuilt.

New Orleans Camps dot com
A fascinating website that details the history of lake front camps in the New Orleans area

Seen on the levee between Chef Hwy and Lake Borgne (Sept '06)

Click here to read the experiences of a brave soul who traversed Chef Highway from Slidell to New Orleans East right after Katrina

Still in business

More than a year after Katrina, many boats are still orphans. Click here for the documentary.

Most places look decimated, but there are a few places that show rebirth

More rebirth, hope

One more example of the resiliance of the people that live in this area

They're working on picking up the debris. It's going to take a long time.

An old pump house

The waterline showing on the trees made me think that it was at least 20 feet. Here a fridge sits in a tree.

Look how high that life preserver is. This picture taken my my 6 foot husband.

The new Rigolets bridge is moving along

My Katrina blog which helps me work through the whirlwind of emotions that impact me every day as I drive through Katrina's leavings in my daily commute to work.

Links to blogs detailing life after Katrina:

The Soul of New Orleans blogspot
Here's an excellent blog that discusses the many aspects of how the city of NOLA is coping in the wake of the storm

Editor B
A young New Orleans couple, living in their flooded home, taking it one day at a time.

WetBank Guide
Remembering Katrina, Envisioning New Orleans (excellent writing)

The G Bitch Spot

a mad black woman rants about New Orleans, insomnia, teaching, various -isms and anything else involving a bitch, a spot or the letter g

The Garden of Irks and Delights
A blog of a New Orleans girl trying to navigate the pits and snares of post-hurricane life here, where nothing is easy and everything has changed.

New Orleans Site detailing post-Katrina status and news

The American Zombie
Commentary on life in Post K New Orleans

Tin Can Trailer Trash
Musings on living in a FEMA trailer and other Katrina related toughts

Hurricane Archive dot org
Many pictures from post Hurricane Katrina


Ashley Morris' blog
Click here for a New Orleans' blog that is down to earth

Humid City
Information, Culture and Opinion from Post-K New Orleans . . . . . Get Wired, Rebuild!

Gentilly Girl
Thoughts and dreams of a New Orleans native
A personal account of life in NOLA in the wake of Katrina

Charley Varley,
A British photographer
who's creating Disaster and Recovery: A Year in the Life of New Orleans: A photographic journal of New Orleans from the day Hurricane Katrina devastated the city
Excellent pix!! Thanks, Charley!

Flood and Loathing,

a New Orleans blog detailing Post K life in the Big Easy

Surviving Katrina in Pascagoula, Mississippi

Great reading here, detailing what it's like to put your life back together after your house takes on 8 feet of water

Ernie the Attorney

Northwest Carrollton

Northwest Carrollton Civic Association, New Orleans
Some interesting stuff

Maitri's Pictures
Great website reporting on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and its impact in the New Orleans area. Daily updates from and for residents and friends of the Crescent City.


New Orleans Site containing a group of bloggers detailing daily life in a Post K world.

Your Right Hand Thief
Lauging off hard truths in New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina dot org

A blog created the night before Katrina hit, this site is chock full of important links and intelligent writing on life after a catastrophe. Excellent link.

Poppy Z. Brite

Well written journal detailing recovery from Katrina in NOLA

Post Katrina news and experiences.

People Get Ready
Make levees, not war

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Other Pieces of this Website

Katrina's Aftermath
A page detailing what Hurricane Katrina did to Slidell and the surrounding gulf coast

Thanks, Katrina
My blog helping me deal with my Post K feelings

New webpage!!!
Inspired by New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin. Click here to go there

The Tammany Trace Pictures
Pictures of scenes from the Tammany Trace, a 31 mile rails-to-trails bikepath I love biking on

Dauphin Island
Pictures from the little piece of paradise we experience once a year

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A Woman's Retreat
A place I've set up to celebrate women

A tribute to children
They grow so fast!! I've created this page to remember how sweet and pure children really are.

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Writings that have inspired me and help me when I'm feeling blue

My Quit Smoking Links
Links to places I've found that have helped me "keep the quit" for over 8 years now.....

Herb/vitamin page
Information on the nutritional and medicinal uses for a variety of herbs. Links, too

My page dedicated to pets
Readings to help you deal with the grief of losing a pet and other thought provoking pet stuff

Patriotic thoughts
Something I started right after 9-11-01 and want to continue to add to...

Bayou Liberty
Pictures from the scenic Bayou Liberty, near Slidell

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Quotes from all over about all aspects of life


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