Letters: Oct. 3, 2005

Katrina's Legacy

In response to our Special Report on the Hurricane Katrina disaster, TIME heard from New Orleans residents who escaped the flood but lost their homes--though not their hope. Less optimistic were the many readers who expressed anger at the government's failure to prepare for a long-expected calamity

"The incompetent federal response to Katrina and the President's callousness made me ashamed to be an American." KEVIN MILLER Saline, Mich.

New Orleans holds a special place in my heart, so I greatly anticipated the issue of TIME that would come out following Hurricane Katrina. You did not let me down [Sept. 12]....

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