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Seven Months After Katrina

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Today, March 29, 2006 marks the seven month anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall in Louisiana. "The heart grieves for what is lost, the spirit rejoices over what is left"-author unknown.
I revisited some of the places I photographed in the early days following Katrina. Some places have improved; some are worse. One thing is evident--there are no people in the areas that were flooded. Many have relocated elsewhere; most are waiting for insurance companies to settle their claims. Hundreds of thousands are waiting for FEMA to complete the floodplain maps.
Stupidity still reigns with FEMA and the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers. The bottom line is---no one would have flooded had the floodwalls not given way--floodwalls that were built and not maintained by the Corps of Engineers.
I did not go into the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans because very little has changed there. It still looks a lot as it did in October, 2005.
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Across the Street From 17th Street Canal Floodwall Breach
Across the Street From 17th Street Canal Floodwall Breach
17th Street Canal Floodwall Breach
17th Street Canal Floodwall Breach
House in Lakeview Seven Months After Katrina
House in Lakeview Seven Months After Katrina
Canal Boulevard between Interstate and Lake Pontchartrain
Canal Boulevard between Interstate and Lake Pontchartrain
Lakeview on March 29, 2006
Lakeview on March 29, 2006
New Orleans Fairgrounds  Racetrack
New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack
Entrance to Stallings Playground
Entrance to Stallings Playground
St. Bernard Development of Public Housing
St. Bernard Development of Public Housing
Only the Flowers Live Here
Only the Flowers Live Here
The Rocker That Waits...and Waits....and Waits
The Rocker That Waits...and Waits....and Waits
New Orleans Botanical Garden
New Orleans Botanical Garden
Stone Bridge in City Park with Swan
Stone Bridge in City Park with Swan
Row Houses Gutted and Cleaned
Row Houses Gutted and Cleaned
Canal Boulevard at Interstate 610
Canal Boulevard at Interstate 610
Roosevelt Mall in City Park the Spring After Hurricane Katrina
Roosevelt Mall in City Park the Spring After Hurricane Katrina
Hold the Corps Accountable
Hold the Corps Accountable
Helping to Rebuild New Orleans
Helping to Rebuild New Orleans
Gentilly Neighborhood
Gentilly Neighborhood