Treme, for those of you on whom I have not already forced the show, is an HBO series begun in 2010 by the creators of The Wire, and is centered on life in post-Katrina New Orleans--specifically the Treme neighborhood. The show begins three months after the storm, when thousands of people were still missing, housing projects for the city's poorer (and, generally speaking, Blacker) populations were still boarded up--despite minimal flood & wind damage--effectively allowing only the wealthy (and often white) New Orleanians to return to the city.
And, at the moment, the entire nation is mobilizing to evacuate the people from the Eastern seaboard, with special attention paid to New York, arguably the seat of our nation's wealth and power. And white people.
So, perhaps I am being cynical. Perhaps I am over-emphasizing the racial aspect of Hurricane Katrina, and underestimating the degree to which a nation can learn from its past mistakes. But