Iowa Floods Tested “Lessons of Katrina”
All of that grunting and ligament-snapping you heard last week was the mainstream media straining to liken Iowa’s record-breaking floods to New Orleans’ devastation by Hurricane Katrina. As Iowa Independent writer Lynda Waddington points out in the Guardian this week, Iowa may seem too white and rural for the comparison to stick, but the connections are there-the media just missed them. Namely, she writes, "the lessons of Katrina, as well as those of other disasters, were applied in Cedar Rapids." You can read her full analysis here.