Katrina Refugees Will Go to Astrodome
Yet another indignity has been heaped on residents of New Orleans: They have to evacuate the Superdome in favor of the Houston Astrodome.
At least 25,000 of Hurricane Katrina‘s refugees, a majority of them at the New Orleans Superdome, will travel in a bus convoy to Houston starting Wednesday and will be sheltered at the 40-year-old Astrodome, which hasn’t been used for professional sporting events in years.
The Astrodome is the famed landmark that helped put Houston on the map four decades ago. It still stands but is dwarfed by Reliant Stadium, the Houston Texans newly constructed home. The Astrodome opened in 1965, 10 years before the Superdome in New Orleans.
Man, from one obsolete sporting venue to another. At least Houston has electricity, though.