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Lakeview After Hurricane Katrina

This gallery is being created for historical value.
The New Orleans area known as Lakeview is the tax backbone of the City. At 9:45 a.m. on August 29, 2005, a break in the canal levee at the 17th Street canal brought billions of gallons of water from Lake Pontchartrain into Lakeview. Breaks in the Orleans Avenue Canal walls and the London Avenue Canal walls eventually brought floodwater all the way down world-famous Canal Street.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers who is responsible for the integrity of the levees is currently conducting surveys to determine what caused the break.
Thousands of people have been left with no place to live and businesses are almost non-existent.
As I drove through the neighborhood today I kept thinking over and over "I wonder where all the people who once lived here are now living." Many people drowned in their homes in this area.

MAY 29, 2006-Memorial Day. Very few residents have returned to their homes in Lakeview, particularly the area between Lake Pontchartrain and Metairie Road. Block after block is empty; the streets are uneven and full of holes and many houses have not even been cleaned out of flooded belongings. Homeowners held a service on the bridge over the 17th Street Canal at Old Hammond Highway this morning and tossed 1,577 flowers into the water, one flower for each person who died in Katrina.
Robert E. Lee theatre-two days after Katrina
Robert E. Lee theatre-two days after Katrina
Canal Blvd. at I-610 August 31
Canal Blvd. at I-610 August 31
Canal Boulevard at I-610- August 2005
Canal Boulevard at I-610- August 2005
Near Levee Break
Near Levee Break
House All Gone
House All Gone
Across the street from levee break
Across the street from levee break
Almost 2 miles from levee break
Almost 2 miles from levee break
Cars Still in Street 106 days after Katrina
Cars Still in Street 106 days after Katrina
January 16 ,2006
January 16 ,2006
Five Months After Katrina
Five Months After Katrina
Five Months Later-Still a Twilight Zone
Five Months Later-Still a Twilight Zone
Bicycles of the Flood February 2, 2006
Bicycles of the Flood February 2, 2006
Break at 17th Street Canal --taken February 2, 2006
Break at 17th Street Canal --taken February 2, 2006
No People, No Electricity--February 2, 2006
No People, No Electricity--February 2, 2006
Notice Water Line--February 2, 2006
Notice Water Line--February 2, 2006
No Progress-February 2, 2006
No Progress-February 2, 2006
Someone's Once Home Sweet Home--February 2, 2006
Someone's Once Home Sweet Home--February 2, 2006
A Swing Awaits Its People To Come Back Home-February 2
A Swing Awaits Its People To Come Back Home-February 2
A Sign of Life--February 2, 2006
A Sign of Life--February 2, 2006
Even the Tires on the Car Were Looted--February 2, 2006
Even the Tires on the Car Were Looted--February 2, 2006
St.Dominic's-Looks Nice on the Outside-February 2, 2006
St.Dominic's-Looks Nice on the Outside-February 2, 2006
A Treasured Victim of Katrina-February 2, 2006
A Treasured Victim of Katrina-February 2, 2006
Lean on Me--March 16, 2006
Lean on Me--March 16, 2006
17th Street Canal break
17th Street Canal break
Fleur de Lis Drive in Lakeview, New Orleans
Fleur de Lis Drive in Lakeview, New Orleans
Fleur de Lis Drive--Someone's Once Happy Home
Fleur de Lis Drive--Someone's Once Happy Home
Still Waiting--May 22, 2006
Still Waiting--May 22, 2006
Flowers in Memory of Katrina Victims
Flowers in Memory of Katrina Victims
House Building According to FEMA
House Building According to FEMA
Christmas 2006
Christmas 2006