NOLA Native Shares Scenes from Hurricane Isaac

Our friend Marcus Akinlana has graciously allowed MEDIA MAKE CHANGE to share his photos from the aftermath of hurricane Isaac. I spoke with Marcus yesterday and he told me that he and his family decided to stay in NOLA, bunker down and wait out the storm. Their homes sustained minor damage, but surrounding areas weren't as fortunate. Marcus told me that Plaquemines Parish got hit harder this time around than in 2005 when hurricane Katrina ravished the city. It's hard not to remember Katrina's devastation while looking at the scenes and images below.

I asked Marcus if there is anything we can do to help support recovery efforts. Marcus told me,

"You are a sweetheart! I don't know what to tell you but when it all calms down make a trip to NOLA and come party with us. That's what we like. Come join us on Sunday evening in Congo Square. That'll help. When you can afford it and make the time, come."

As I plan for another trip to NOLA, I'll continue to keep my neighbors the the south in my thoughts and mediations. You can also help by contacting the Red Cross at 1-800-RED CROSS or texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 to make a $10 donation. You can also follow @NOLANews on Twitter for further updates.

Please share your resources, information, and stories below in the comments section and on Twitter using the #RememberKatrina hashtag, and by following @mediamakechange.

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