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Katrina - Then and Now 3 by Kicks02 Katrina - Then and Now 3 by Kicks02
August 29, 2005 - August 29, 2008

August 29th marked the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans. Much has been repaired or rebuilt, and much and not, and there is also some neglect. Today I toured the Lakeview area of New Orleans and took photos of this neighborhood’s progress.

Lakeview was hit hard with flood waters when the 17th Street Canal breeched on August 29, 2005. Houses were flooded to the roofs, some were washed away; cars floated away; gas lines burst into flames; and people died.

Today, the third anniversary, we are under threat of yet another hurricane. This one's name is Gustav and predicted to hit in a few days. People are already evacuating and roads out of the state are congested.

I’m posting a few collages I made with the photos from three years ago and today.

Note on the bottom 2 photos. The flooded house was demolished and a mansion build in it's place.
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't the house at the bottom next to the Levee?
I think I've seen it before Katrina hit, didn't it belong to Al Copeland?
Great photography, btw.
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Kicks02 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
That is a view of the back of the house, taken from the levee along the 17th Street canal. Veterans Blvd runs along the side of the house (to the left of photo. See this [link] for a photo of Vets by the house I took after the storm). From what I hear, the new house belongs to Pat Swilling, a former New Orleans Saints football player.
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Imperius-Rex Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I used to pass that area frequently when I lived in New Orleans, it looked very familiar.
At first thought the house in the picture was closer to the lake, it's really beautiful though.
Thanks.
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Deep-Emerald Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008
Wow... that's amazing... :+fav:
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StrengthInWeakness Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
Wow these are amazing!
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Kicks02 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Thanks. I just posted the pics I took this week of my expierence in Gustav.
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StrengthInWeakness Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
Your welcome! I will take a look then :)
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