Download e-book for kindle: After the Storm: Katrina Ten Years Later by The Washington Post

By The Washington Post

ISBN-10: 1682301346

ISBN-13: 9781682301340

The aftermath was once nearly as devastating because the typhoon itself. within the ten years considering that typhoon Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, New Orleans has replaced tremendously, and The Washington put up returns to the zone to take the complete degree of the city's lengthy, , inspiring, unfinished comeback.

When storm Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it wrenched greater than 1000000 humans from their houses and without end altered New Orleans—one of the country's cultural capitals. It reordered the city's economic climate and inhabitants in ways in which are nonetheless being felt this present day. What replaced? And what was once misplaced within the intervening decade?

Dozens of Washington put up writers and photographers descended on New Orleans whilst Katrina hit, and plenty of of these comparable newshounds went again for the anniversary. What they discovered was once a thriving urban, buttressed by way of a brand new $14.5 billion complicated of sea partitions, levees, pump stations and outfall canals. What they heard was once that, whereas a few mourn the lack of the hot Orleans' soul and authenticity, others—who observed a determined desire for development even prior to the storm—welcome the rebuilding of latest Orleans into America's newest tech hub.

This insightful, elegiac e-book, then, is either a from side to side examine New Orleans' comeback, jam-packed with the voices of these who have been driven by way of Katrina's winds in instructions they by no means imagined.

"The urban, on stability, is much better off than prior to Katrina," says Jason Berry, a prolific New Orleans writer.

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