Katrina One Year Later
On August 29, 2005, the most damaging hurricane in American history came ashore just east of New Orleans and tore apart a region the size of Great Britain. Much has been written about the botched rescue efforts and the gradual rebuilding of southern Louisiana and Mississippi, the two states most affected by the storm. And as the news of the recovery receded to the back pages many Americans have concluded that the Gulf Coast is slowly reviving and things are returning to normal.
It is not.