It was 10 years ago that Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans, taking more than a thousand lives and leaving a city – and a nation – devastated. To mark the storm’s anniversary, we’ve chosen four stories that visit a city determined to survive and recover.
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These photos tell a story of resilience—from views of destruction soon after the storm to present-day portraits of Mardi Gras vitality.
Thanks to a resilient population—including athletes, coaches and others in the sports community—a city that began to recover almost immediately continues to make daily progress.
Ten years after the storm, there’s still a city at the mouth of the Mississippi. Just not the same one.
This story puts the spotlight on the courageous NOLA residents who have worked hard to bring the Big Easy back.