Contraflow: From New Orleans to Houston

Contraflow: From New Orleans to Houston

by BIll Herrington


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780997649628
Publisher: William P. Herrington
Publication date: 08/03/2016
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

As a corporate banker in New Orleans for 20 years, Bill Herrington actively supported community education alongside his wife Frances, a teacher. He uses his unique perspective of the extraordinary leadership witnessed after Katrina to raise funds to support education of youth impacted by natural disasters or family tragedies.

Table of Contents


1: Three days Before the Storm
A History of Community Activism
A Reform Agenda Takes Hold
The Press Conference that Never Happened

2: Two days Before the Storm
A Disastrous Experiment
The Contraflow Surprise
A Vicious Curveball


3: The Storm
One Day After the Storm
Two Days After the Storm
Three Days After the Storm
A "John Wayne Dude"

4: Heartbreak at Airline Highway and Causeway
Hatching an Unlikely Plan
The Eeriest Sight
Flooding the "Saucer"

5: Fifteen Minutes and Four Hefty Bags
Black Stew
The Essentials
The Piano

6: The Rescue
Guns and Crucifixes
The Choppers
We All Have Problems

7: Contraflow to Houston
"We're Taking 'Em All"
The Buses are Coming
Unprecedented Leadership
Valuable Lessons
The Wicked Stepmother


8: Home Away From Home
A Brotherhood of Sorts
Sixth-Floor Solidarity
The Merger

9: A World of Difference
A Close-Knit Community
A Man for Others
The Lost Children of Katrina
Silver Linings
Thanks Houston

10: Returning Home
Out on a Limb
The Looters
A Little Louisiana Ingenuity

11: Stirring up the Hornets
An Exhilarating Coup Before the storm
The Easiest $20 I Ever Made
An Unforgettable Return
"Awn it Like a Hawnet"

12: Visiting Mr. Harrigan
The Four-Letter Word
Mr. Harrigan
Looking Back

Ten years after the storm


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