August 26th, 2010
01:54 PM ET

Cutting red tape, five years after Katrina

Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

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New Orleans, Louisiana (CNN) - Much has been made of the more than quarter-million homes lost to Katrina along the Gulf Coast, and with good reason. Ride through almost any neighborhood that was hit and even five years later you can see the skeletons of buildings, or empty lots covered with weeds.

But to truly grasp the impact of this storm, you also have to consider who lived in those homes: Working families; the people who make the ports, the fishing business, the oil industry and the tourist attractions work.

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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Robert Stroney

    [Your AC profile shot is lookin' pretty Spiffy; looks very 3D. Very nice!]

    August 25, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  2. Augsbee

    CNN, I hate to break the news to you but Hurricane Andrew also destroyed Miami and there is always a chance there will be another Hurricane that will level cities in Florida. Katrina broke the leeves and there might be another Hurricane that will break those leeves again and New Orleans will flood again, it's part of living along the ocean.
    What about all those poor families going through all those terrible floodings recently in other states, kids, parents hanging on to trees trying not to drown and the numerous fires destroying homes?????? It is only fair that CNN give sympathy to others also.

    August 25, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

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