"“As time goes by … it seems that people forgot what happened down there,” Francis said. “It’s surprising how many people don’t know; it’s not on the news anymore."and also :
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"Ceccarelli, who worked in New Orleans, said she and the volunteers were stunned when they saw the devastation firsthand.
A bus full of chatter turned silent as the helpers made their way into the city, where Ceccarelli witnessed empty plazas, abandoned cars in the middle of roads and garbage everywhere – six months after the disaster, she noted.
“I can say the entire bus was shocked,” said Ceccarelli, who was among 35 Bonaventure volunteers working with Hands On in the inner city of New Orleans."