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8-25-2015 - 10 Years Since Hurricane Katrina....What Happened?

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Saturday will mark the 10th anniversary of one of the worst natural disasters in American history.

On August 29, 2005, Katrina made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane, devastating towns along its path, but particularly crippling New Orleans.

A decade later, the "Crescent City" has made some extraordinary comebacks, though some parts are still feeling the effects of a botched emergency response.

The southeastern U.S. is still recovering 10 years later. The population of New Orleans dropped drastically after Hurricane Katrina, from 483,633 residents before the storm, down to around 200,000 in 2006. Relief organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross have made it possible for the New Orleans population to increase to approximately 378,315 residents.