For some, it may be hard to believe that nine
years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made landfall and left major
devastation in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Most people will never forget where they were
when Katrina, a Category 3 Hurricane, came ashore first in Plaquemines Parish
and then St. Bernard.
Breaches in the Industrial Canal as well as
the 17th Street, London Avenue and Orleans Avenue canals left much of New Orleans
Thousands were stranded. Some spent days on
their rooftops waiting for rescue.
In the aftermath of Katrina, people became
scattered throughout the country, wondering if life would ever be the same.
Friday morning, dozens gathered at a Katrina
It's the place where 85 unclaimed or
unidentified people, who lost their lives during the storm, are buried.
During the wreath laying ceremony, many vowed
never to forget what happened and they also took time to consider the city's
recovery. With more than 75 percent of the population now back, homes are being
rebuilt and businesses are opening again.
same time, some communities are still lacking basic services - like grocery
Mayor Landrieu said the focus moving forward
needs to be on those areas, giving people the tools they need to continue
Monday, September 15 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-09-16 03:36:59 GMT
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