11 Years Later: Here's What You Need To Know About Hurricane Katrina

This week marks 11 years since the waters of the Gulf swallowed the city of New Orleans and nearby parishes. Effects of the physical destruction, which totaled $150 billion, can still be seen today, but it's the emotional scarring of the natural disaster — brought on by stubborn waters that refused to recede, a slow national response and the loss of life, businesses and entire neighborhoods — that remains etched in our memory. Today, we remember those lost as the storied city continues to return to its bustling self.
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