Poll Results: Katrina Celebrations Called Off

Published February 11, 2008

Posted Aug. 29, 2006 – One year ago today, 1,600 people were washed away in flood waters stirred up by Hurricane Katrina.  The Aug. 29 storm caused thousands of families in New Orleans to uproot, separate and leave what they have worked for all their lives .

Instead of focusing on the devastation of the storm, the city had originally planned to the mark the anniversary with a comedy hour, fireworks and a masquerade ball. But that was called off.

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In a recent BET.com News Poll, we asked you, "Do you think it was the right move to cancel the festivities?"  And here’s how you voted:

  • About 45 percent of you said, "Yes. Too many people lost their lives and their homes.
  • About 41 percent of you said, "No. It's a time to uplift people's spirits."

  • About 14 percent of you said, "I'm not sure."


What do you think are possible ways for the hurricane-ravaged city to heal? Click "Discuss Now" to post your comment.

Written by BET-Staff

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