New Orleans: Notes from My Parents
Rebuilding New Orleans

Lost in Katrina

Kathryn is away and asked me to keep blogging on Katrina. I am her sister Karen who usually writes the Lunar Development Weblog. I figured a good place to start is to put the power of the web to use in getting help for those in need who have acess to it. Below are sites which can provide help or help locate family and friends.

Louisiana Government

Red Cross Family Locator


NASA Stennis/ Michoud Employee Contact Board


NOLA.COM Missing Persons


NASA- Katrina

Homeland Security

Craiges List- Katrina

MSNBC -Looking for

MSNBC- Add to Safe List

MSNBC -Safe and Looking for Lists

Navigation aids (from KC)

For those new to blogs, here are shortcuts to information about our collaborative maps project:

First of all, my Katrina archive contains all blog posts related to Katrina. The archive page is updated each time I make a new Katrina post, so it would be the best place to bookmark.  On the other hand, it contains many images, so on a dial-up connection it would be slow to load. Also, separately, I have an online album of Katrina map images, Katrina Floods New Orleans, 2005.

As of now, my individual Katrina posts related to maps are:

  1. New Orleans Levee Break(s) Before and After
  2. not too far from filling in the bowl
  3. NASA's First Katrina Before and After Comparison
  4. Google Earth Helps Place the Flow from a New Orleans Neighborhood into the Canal in Context
  5. DigitalGlobe's New Orleans Before and After Images Are Up
  6. How to Find Out if Your New Orleans House Is Under Water
  7. How to Find Out if Your New Orleans House Is Under Water, Part 2: We Really Need to Integrate Topo Maps and Known Water Depths into the System
  8. Escape Routes for Hurricane Victims
  9. Welcome, Forbes and BBC Readers
  10. Associated Press & Digital Globe Make Zoomable New Orleans Satellite Map Available
    Meanwhile, New Orleans Burns
  11. New Orleans: Notes from My Parents
  12. Welcome, New York Times Readers

Also, my sister, Karen Cramer Shea, has been guest-blogging for me while I was away over the weekend. Her posts are:

  1. Lost in Katrina
  2. Rebuilding New Orleans