While many are talking about Hurricane Irene, we shouldn’t forget about Hurricane Katrina. Six years later and things still look bleak.. In New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward, the grass is taller than people and you see scores of empty and decaying houses.

Six years after Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, the New Orleans neighborhood that was hardest hit still looks like a ghost town.  Redevelopment is slow in coming and the population is shrinking.

According to, Mayor Mitch Landrieu says millions of dollars will be used for street and road repair for the 9th Ward and other neighborhoods are being targeted. 

Hurricane Katrina also hit Alabama and Mississippi.

Meantime, Hurricane Irene is being called the Katrina of the Northeast.

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