No, I was not living in the New Orleans area when Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29, 2005. I had not moved back to Louisiana yet. But its effect on me will always be strong because South Louisiana is my birth and my berth. This weekend marks the 10th Anniversary of “the storm”. That’s what we locals (that’s me again now) refer to it as. There are a myriad of commemorative and reflection events and ceremonies taking place in New Orleans and in the affected surrounding areas, including my town of Slidell, this weekend. President Obama visited N.O. on Thursday, former President George W. Bush was there today, and former President Bill Clinton will be in N.O. on Saturday.