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Katrina Brought Enduring Changes to New Orleans

A decade after Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans to the brink of death, the city has come back strong. When levees failed to hold back Katrina’s storm surge, nearly 80 percent of the city flooded.  More than 100,000 homes were destroyed.  “Ten years later, we are proud to show off what we think is one of the greatest renaissances of any city in history, anywhere,” said Andy Kopplin, New Orleans’s deputy mayor. Katrina changed the city’s population mix. The city has a...

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