My friend, David Trentadue, grew up in and has family in New Orleans
PBS on the Great Mississipi Flood of 1927

Rising Tide, The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927

In this morning's USA Today, I saw a short story about the increasing popularity of books about past natural disasters in this country.  The one that caught my attention was Rising Tide by John M. Barry who did a social history of the big flood of the Mississippi Flood of 1927.

The details in the story and on Amazon are strikingly similar to what happened along the Gulf Coast.  There were lots of deaths, many racial issues and plenty of political finger-pointing.  I'm going to get it from Amazon and I'll read it.

It's easy to forget that natural disasters have happened before in this country.  For the people in the south, it's real deja vu' .