Saturday, September 26, 2015

Almost ghost town

I've read that only about 30% of the original residents of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans have moved back since hurricane Katrina unleashed her wrath.

If you'd like to see what that area looks like today, go to Google Maps and zoom in on New Orleans. The ward is east of downtown, just south of the triangular main outfall canal. Go into Google Streetview and roam the streets north of N Claiborne Ave to see the remnants of the neighbourhood yourself. A bit of rebuilding, but a lot of total destruction. It looks like the aftermath of a world war.

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