There are moments in time that have a lasting impact on the individuals who experienced them first hand. For New York, that moment was 9/11. For New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, it was Hurricane Katrina. Seventeen years later, we still reference time bookmarked by this event. Stories told mention Pre-Katrina/Post Katrina or Before the Storm/After the Storm in much the same way we all mention Pre-Covid or Pre-Pandemic.
Here is my story.