Postmark Katrina

Flipping around through TV last night there was remarkably little on the fifty or so channels we get about Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast, or New Orleans. And by “remarkably little” I mean almost nothing. Apart from CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360”, the only other significant piece I came across was “Storm Stories” on The Weather Channel, which had an (oddly enough) interesting episode called “Postmark Katrina”, a joint production with the US Postal Service about how mail operations were undertaken in the wake of the disaster. Take it with a grain of self-served salt, but the USPS’s emergency operations come off looking a lot better than FEMA’s. And it even features some footage from Portland — although that’s about people scamming FEMA money.