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Setback and Survivors: Communication and Katrina

Narrative account of my desparate search to get information about my Mother after Katrina.

Side View of Destroyed Houses and Crane

This photograph from the side shows a house with visible destruction and a sign saying "Allstate paid $10,113.34 on this house for storm damage," and in the background a gutted house and a crane rising behind it. It was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.

Damaged House with Corps Sign

This photograph of a damaged brick house shows a large sign reading "hold the Corps accountable," referring to the Army Corps of Engineers, who built the levees that failed during Hurricane Katrina. It was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.

Boarded-Up Congregation Beth Israel 2

This photograph of Congregation Beth Israel shows contact information for the temple president handwritten on the boards on the oustide of the building. It was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.

Boarded-Up Congregation Beth Israel

This photograph of Congregation Beth Israel shows contact information for the temple president handwritten on the boards on the oustide of the building. It was taken by Jayne Guberman, Director of Oral History at the Jewish Women's Archive on May 9, 2006 in New Orleans.