Above the Superdome

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Above the Superdome


Thousands took shelter in the Superdome, but it was not a safe or happy location. The dome started to tear apart hours after the hurricane began to hit the city and the government had not prepared proper supplies for the large number of people who needed help. Search and Rescue began saving people around the city and the number of survivors seeking shelter in the dome rose to 30,000. There were not enough supplies for the number of people, no water purification system, and no designated medical staff. Additionally, the toilet and sewage system broke within a day of use, and no chemical toilets were available. Although it kept them somewhat safe from the storm, it was a miserable experience for all involved. This picture is an aerial view of the dome.


David J. Phillip




September, 2005


David J. Phillip, “Above the Superdome,” Rearrange Its Creativity , accessed October 3, 2022, https://neworleansgentrification.omeka.net/items/show/12.