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Katrina’s Impact

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In 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the gulf coast of the U.S., leaving 80 percent of the city of New Orleans submerged. Almost 2,000 people were killed, and hundreds of thousands were forced to flee, leaving behind their homes and lives. The area is still recovering and rebuilding.

Take a look back at the storm’s devastation and the area’s road to recovery.

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Interactive: The sinking wetlands The history of the land around the Mississippi and South Louisiana explain how the area has become so fragile from The Times Picayune.

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