Please note that some of these pictures where taken by me in 2002

A lot of people forget the the hurricane not only destroyed houses but also businesses meaning that even if your house was fine that you might not have anywhere to come back to work at. All the tourist business was of course gone as well and who wants to eat in a cafe or restaurant when you have no money and have to repair your home.

Preparing for the storm


It was 6 weeks after the hurricane before Cafe du Monde opened again
Commanders Palace restaurant still not open hopes to open in the autumn