Many of us that live in the "hurricane zone" remember Hurricane Katrina vividly. It's hard to believe that almost a decade has past (August 29th, 2005) since the category 3 hurricane came ashore right on top of New Orleans. A city that sits below sea level and at the time was supposedly protected from such an event by levees and dams. New Orleans and the entire world soon found out that it was not. Hard to imagine if it were a category 4 or 5! Devastating and tragic...it is the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States at $108 Billion and third worst with regards to loss of life.
I especially remember the event since my wife and I had just moved from Houston to Denver one month earlier. I recall being glued to the television and computer thinking "I've never seen anything like it" and wondering how in the world does an entire city recover from being underwater. A city that has an incredible history and culture and one that I am very fond of. It was, and still is, a heartbreaking story as many areas are still deserted and in disarray...but progress in rebuilding the city and protecting it has certainly been made. Images are the best storytellers.... take a look at theses articles from Business Insider and The Economic Times and remember Katrina.... then and now.