Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Photos
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans to its knees, a predominantly African-American community of the city still struggles to define what their post-Katrina life will be.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina brought New Orleans to its knees and left an emotional footprint across the United States, a predominantly African-American community of the city still struggles to define what their post-Katrina life would be. Robert Green sits on the steps that once led into his mother's Lower Ninth Ward home in New Orleans. Green lost his mother and granddaughter in the devastating 2005 hurricane.
Green shows a faded photo of her granddaughter, who was killed in the hurricane at the age of 3, in the Lower Ninth Ward.
Volunteers work at the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum. Ever since the summer of 2005, the Lower Ninth Ward has become a dumping ground for unwanted things. Wild grass up to adult height prevails in the area, among which the wreckages of abandoned houses stand.
Many homes in the Lower Ninth Ward, like this one photographed in June 2015, are still in ruins.
Felicitas Peil, a 20-year-old German volunteer, paints the interior of a newly built house in Lower Ninth.
A faded advertisement board appears at the entrance to the closed New Orleans Six Flags theme park. Despite various announced plans to redevelop the site, the amusement park is still in extremely poor condition
Fisherman's Castle being renovated on Irish Bayou in New Orleans. Simon Villemarette built the castle in 1981 to look like a 14th century chateau. The Castle survived Hurricane Katrina and is still a point of interest today.