The hurricane season begins.
"Amid such uncertainty, the arrival of hurricane season hangs over the city [New Orleans] 'like the sword of Damocles,' said Linton Weeks in The Washington Post. Local psychotherapists say there is a lot of generalized anxiety, depression, and heavy drinking. Many people “are dreaming about levees breaking and streets flooding.” Even if the levees can stand up to another monster like Katrina, New Orleanians could not, says Margaret Saizan, who runs a local blog about hurricane recovery and preparation. “Emotionally, I know we are not ready,” Saizan says. “We are battle-worn.” Read the complete article here.