Remembering Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Eight Years Later - Orleans Parish

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In the days following Aug. 29, 2005, Orleans Parish became the public face of Katrina’s wrath. While the storm’s impact reached beyond the Crescent City, media coverage during Katrina’s initial weeks focused on the stories of heartbreak and destruction within the “Big Easy.” While those early images painted a grim picture of the future of Orleans, the scene eight years later offers new pictures – ones that illustrate progress and innovation.

Contributing to the new landscape are accomplishments in schools, libraries, public infrastructure, healthcare, recreation facilities and public safety and transportation. To date, FEMA has provided more than $6.65 billion in funding to rebuild or repair projects throughout Orleans Parish. Below is a sampling of pictures highlighting the diversity of the projects accomplished in the past eight years.

Recovery Photos

City Park Sewerage Treatment Plant

Holy Cross High School LSU Health Sciences Center

New Orleans East Regional Library Lyons Community Center

Jackson Barracks 7th District Police Station

Oliver Bush Playground New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Streetcar

Rosa F. Keller Library New Orleans Regional Transit Authority

St. Paul’'s Episcopal School Orleans Parish Sheriff’'s Office

St. Roch Park St. Peter Claver School

St. Joseph Academic and Health Resource Center

Tremé Community Center


Pan American Stadium Greater Gentilly High School

Arthur Ashe Elementary School Edward Hynes Elementary School

Mary Coghill at Parkview Elementary School Wesley Barrow Stadium

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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