Shortly after the attack on Pearl
Harbor, thousands of Japanese and Japanese-Americans were
relocated from the West Coasts to several internment camps.
Although hindsight has branded that a low point in American
history, it could provide an answer to the question of what
to do about those left homeless by Hurricane Katrina.
Several years of cutbacks have rendered
some military bases around the nation partly or entirely
idle. Some could be 'reactivated' at relatively low cost to
serve in this crisis. The relocation would be voluntary and
last until the people involved are able to make individual
decisions about how and where to get on with their lives.
Arrival of the National Guard and
regular military appears to have turned the more immediate
situation around. They call their commanding officer the
Ragin' Cajun. New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin calls Lt. Gen.
Russel Honore a
"John Wayne dude" who can "get some stuff done."
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Those not familiar with New Orleans
to access a map they can
use to orient themselves.
Arden bade a traditional farewell to
the summer season for the 98th time at the community's