Many of my associates have been spending their summer vacations helping the Katrina victims restore their homes. One of the biggest issues has been the removal of the trash. What good does it do if one or two homes are rebuilt and they are surrounded by piles of trash. Isn't this a fait de compli?
What if the money that was misdirected, had been spent on dumpsters? Wouldn't this be the beginning of restoring sanity to these people's lives?
The unsung heroes are those who continue to migrate south each summer to help these victims. It is a shame that our government does not have that same commitment to this region.
Like or not, if Ft. Lauderdale would have been struck this hard, all levels of government would have responded differently, then and now.