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Re: “Barbara Bush, New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina: it's complicated

Thank you Editor, for your following the style alert regarding Hurricane Katrina. In other words, thank you for including the term 'federal floods' in your description of the 2005 storm that missed New Orleans.

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Posted by WateryHill on 04/20/2018 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Aural History: A revision of Up from the Cradle of Jazz

Mr. Allman, thank you for two things. One, for your wonderful review of this revised piece of work, and two, for not starting your review with Katrina Shorthand.

More news sources than not employ lazy journalism when describing the flooding of metro New Orleans in 2005. The majority of them say "Katrina flooded the city."

To say Katrina flooded New Orleans is like saying traffic wrecked the bridge in Minneapolis. Both the storm and the traffic revealed structural flaws. Both revealed blatant civil engineering mistakes.

And as noted author John McQuaid of Path of Destruction observed regarding the use of Katrina Shorthand, "this is not a minor semantic point."

Sandy Rosenthal, wife, mother, New Orleans resident, and founder of Levees.org

Posted by WateryHill on 09/15/2009 at 8:49 AM

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