Andy Kopsa is a New York-based freelance journalist who once called New Orleans home. She was back in the Big Easy this week, although it was anything but a party when couldn’t return to New York as a result of Hurricane Sandy. Frustrated and worried about her husband, friends and city, she got to work asking survivors of Katrina to speak to those still reeling from Sandy for advice and wisdom.
“Who better than the people of New Orleans to talk to the people of NYC right now,” Kopsa wrote on SandyKatrina.Tumblr.com, a site she created for those who lived through Katrina to share photos of themselves holding up notes for those living through Sandy. “They know, they lived through Katrina. They are still living with it seven years later.
The photos are moving and the project is ongoing. Here are some of those that have been collected so far:
All photos and captions used with permission from Andy Kopsa and SandyKatrina.Tumblr.com
Head on over to SandyKatrina.Tumblr.com for updates and more photos from Hurricane Katrina survivors to Hurricane Sandy survivors.
* Andy acknowledges Katrina victims weren’t limited to New Orleans, and Sandy victims aren’t limited to New York City. She writes: “This doesn’t seek to take attention away from or ignore the devastation on the rest of the eastern seaboard. NOLA and NYC just happen to be those places to which I am deeply, emotionally attached. Consider it a love letter from NOLA (and the Gulf Coast) to all Sandy victims
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