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With 'NOLA to New York', Katrina Survivors Give Gotham Some Love

Survivors of Hurricane Katrina express their empathy to their Hurricane Sandy brothers and sisters.


Who can empathize more with New Yorkers dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy than residents of New Orleans who lived through the death and destruction brought by Hurricane Katrina? In order to connect the two communities and give the persevering residents of the Big Easy a way to offer their support to Gotham City, freelance journalist Andy Kopsa has started the heartwarming Tumblr NOLA to New York.

Kopsa lives in New York City but used to call New Orleans home—she's actually in New Orleans right now, waiting to get back to New York City. "So while I am pacing, worried about my husband, friends and my city, I thought up this project," Kopsa writes on the blog's "About" page. "Who better than the people of New Orleans to talk to the people of NYC right now. They know, they lived through Katrina. They are still living with it seven years later," she says. Indeed, a section of the Tumblr features photos of several places in New Orleans that are still not back to normal.

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