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Can The Lower Ninth Ward Ever Recover From Katrina?

"It's not just a matter of moving back. You have to actually reestablish the entire framework on which the community was built."
Can The Lower Ninth Ward Ever Recover From Katrina?
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Via PBS News Hour:

Years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, a debate now rages in the city; with so few residents returning to the Lower Ninth, does it even make sense to redevelop the community at all?

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JOHN CARLOS FREY:  Errol Joseph had lived his entire life in the lower ninth ward of New Orleans. He was raising his own family in the same house he grew up in.  In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina changed all that.

ERROL JOSEPH: This was our master bedroom … we had a utility room over here, and over here was like a storage and a pantry.

JOHN CARLOS FR...

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