Katrina Pain Index 10 years later: Who was left behind

By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, the nation saw tens of thousands of people left

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During Hurricane Katrina, the floodwall and levee on the 17th Street Canal collapsed without being overtopped. It was one of about 50 breaches in the flood protection system that caused widespread flooding in the city.  Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Katrina fact-check: Guesstimate of Katrina’s flooding in N.O. was correct

By Charles Maldonado The Lens Eighty percent of the city of New Orleans flooded in Hurricane Katrina: That’s one of the undisputed facts about the

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Lower Nine and parts of Algiers still struggle to rebuild after Katrina
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Last week in the Lower Ninth Ward, Rev. Charles Duplessis of Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church said an estimate that less than half of that area’s pre-Katrina ...
N.O. Council votes ‘no’ to trains being routed through Hollygrove
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer The City Council voted unanimously July 23 to oppose any effort to reroute freight train traffic from Old Metairie through four neighborhoods in New Orleans, ratcheting up ...
Landrieu administration backs away from fight over OPP construction
After what seemed like a never-ending legal battle between the City of New Orleans and the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Officer over the design and construction of the new Orleans Parish ...
N.O. surpasses 100 murders since January, 2015
New Orleans reached a gruesome milestone early Thursday morning, July 9, when a man was gunned down inside a car after a drug deal went bad in the French Quarter: ...
Study says N.O. is 90% back to pre-Katrina status
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer Many Black neighborhoods still lag in recovery Orleans Parish may not yet enjoy the 465,000 population it had prior to the evacuations of August 26, 2005, but a ...
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N.O. City Council votes to remove Confederate era statues
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer Regular trips to New Orleans helped to define childhood for Professor Adrienne Dixson, now an academic at the flagship campus of the University of Illinois at ...
Public works boss says department fixes school lights when public complains
By Marta Jewson The Lens The Department of Public Works relies primarily on public complaint calls to learn which school-zone lights are malfunctioning, rather than regularly surveying the caution signals, department director ...
SCLC wants Confederates gone and Alexander returned
Members of the civil rights community joined the Greater New Orleans Southern Christian Leadership Conference affiliate and SCLC president and CEO Dr. Charles Steele Wednesday afternoon at Evening Star Baptist ...

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