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]....