portraits-katrinaIt 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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Portraits of Katrina

National Geographic

These photos tell a story of resilience—from views of destruction soon after the storm to present-day portraits of Mardi Gras vitality.

Battered, Not Beaten

Sports Illustrated

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.

Love and Death in New Orleans


Ten years after the storm, there’s still a city at the mouth of the Mississippi. Just not the same one.

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina


This story puts the spotlight on the courageous NOLA residents who have worked hard to bring the Big Easy back.