Hurricane Katrina: A Decade Later
The pastor had finished preaching. A few people lingered in the sanctuary, preparing to shut off the lights. And outside, far from any big city lights, the countryside was swallowed up in a darkness that gave the stars a backdrop against which to shine.
“I would say it’s the darkness,” said Julie Tumblin, musing on the biggest difference between her former life in New Orleans and her life in this Hill Country community. “It’s still a little strange, even after all this time. Even though this is home.”
Tumblin is an assistant minister in a church that is preparing to mark the 10-year anniversary of its exodus from a rough part of New Orleans.