New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, Brad Pitt discussed on Aerial America

Aerial America
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By august two thousand five it was no city in america as vulnerable as new orleans it was literally surrounded by water but without adequate barriers to keep that water out in the event of catastrophe lake borne lies east of new orleans within hours after hurricane katrina came ashore a wall of water primarily from the lake filled city canals and then broke through fudd walls rushing into the lower ninth ward and nearby communities wiping houses right off their foundations from above sites that became headline news august two thousand five after katrina came ashore appear amazingly unchanged by the store the iconic superdome now stands on dry ground and once again hosts home games of the new orleans saints commuters returned to the crescent city connection it was across this bridge that hundreds fled on foot after the storm subsided hoping finally to get out of town but they were quickly turned back by a wall of armed policemen many claimed it was an act of racism and that the police were only trying to keep new orleans african american evacuees out of one of the city's primarily white suburbs meanwhile one section of the ninth ward is bouncing back in typically colorful new orleans style these homes were the brainchild of actor brad pitt after visiting this devastated community he vowed to help his make it right foundation brought together architects from around the world to design and build dozens of eko friendly flood visist and houses so families from the lower ninth ward return home with dignity.

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