On August 30, 2016, Times-Picayune writer Robert Mann says, "On this 11th anniversary of Katrina, let us resolve never to forget the thousands of heroes in the Dome and those trapped at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center who bravely endured and maintained their dignity and humanity in the most inhumane of circumstances."
"Bruce S. Snow, a resident of the Dome that week . . . has published an engrossing memoir of his family's ordeal, Can Everybody Swim? A Survival Story from Katrina's Superdome, (Et Alia Press, $16.95). Snow vividly describes each day in the Dome. It's grim and depressing at times. . . . however, what shines through are those individuals who cared for each other.
Snow's retelling of his stumbling across a double-length cot holding 13 overheated babies, each wearing only diapers, is poignant. "Before them stood a black man in his thirties wearing a do-rag and an oversized, brightly colored Polo shirt," Snow wrote. "He just stood there waving a piece of cardboard from a box that once held MREs. READ MORE.