10 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 23, 2005
Photo story by Alexander Dziadosz Staff Photographer
ouston, Texas - As bus loads of evacuees from the poorest
sections of New Orleans began to pour into America's
fourth-largest city. Magnanimously, the mayor of Houston
opened his city's doors to the downtrodden victims. Despite
Houston's generosity, nothing could completely assuage the anguish
of the hapless victims. During the weeks following the storm, this
anguish - along with moments of intense sorrow, joy, loss, pain,
celebration, relief and bitterness - began to manifest itself. These
photos hope to capture a small piece of the many stories that were
created and lost in Houston in the aftermath of the disastrous
Hurricane Katrina. x;,
Clockwise from top left: New Orleans evacuees dance, sing and
play during a "Second Line" march commemorating Hurricane
Katrina victims outside of the Reliant Center. Louisiana Gov.
Kathleen Blanco addresses the media in the Reliant Center.
Diamondneshay Ward sits in her mother's van where they are
living until they can find more adequate housing in Houston. A
man talks with a Red Cross worker inside the Astrodome.
A Red Cross worker walks through the lines of make-shift beds
Inside the Astrodome. A boy plays with his stuffed animal inside
Reliant Center. A family of evacuees outside of Reliant Center in
Downtown Houston waits for a ride to the train station so they can
make their way to Baton Rouge, where they hope to start a new life.