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This incredible annotated photo gallery by a New Orleans resident/Nicaraguan immigrant chronicles the progression of Katrina in New Orleans. It shows images of preparations for the storm, its first pass, the eerie calm of its eye, and the flooding and looting that followed. There are many photos, so it takes some time to view and read the entire set… but it is certainly worth it. Link found on Boing Boing.

From the site:

On Sunday August 28 I woke up at 5 in the morning to go to my morning job at the Chateu Sonesta Hotel. The night before, we had been warned that Hurricane Katrina was preying her eyes upon us. In the history of New Orleans, there has NEVER been a direct hit by a hurricane. In everyone’s mind, this hurricane would follow the same path that hundreds of past storms had done before. However, because of the size of the storm and ferocity which it tore through South Florida, the citizens of the The Big Easy prepared themselves as best they could… this is my tale of the events.

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