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New Orleans 9 Months after Katrina

Lakeview, New Orleans

The panorama was taken almost nine months after Katrina, close to the actual break of the 17th Street Canal at Lakeview New Orleans.

Alfonso who lives 15 minutes from this place says:
Where I live we got minor damages, trees down, fences down everywhere but the house didn't get a scratch! We didn't get flooded either :) Blesses indeed!

Before Katrina hit we boarded the house up and went to a friend's house in Houston for three weeks.
Here we are after 9 months, levees aren't fixed yet and damages are still everywhere....Insurance premiums are sky high and I'm almost ready to pack! Yes...Downton New Orleans is "fine".

The levees were supposed to be fixed by June 1st (start of hurricane season) but the Army Corps of Engineers are late.

ABC News writes: NEW ORLEANS, La., May 22, 2006 — In neighborhoods near the levees that are supposed to protect New Orleans residents, there's little confidence this city won't flood again during the next hurricane.

"The first rain we already had a few weeks ago, and the pumps burned up," one resident said.

Homeowner Buddy Stockman also doesn't believe the levees will hold. He and most of his neighbors are waiting until after the hurricane season to make repairs to their homes.

Read the full article at ABC News

VR Photo: Alfonso Bresciani

Alfonso Bresciani was born and educated in Italy but has lived in Louisiana the last 6 years.

He is a specialist in action sports photography, shooting for commercial assignments and working for magazines worldwide. First photographer *EVER* to shoot "JAWS", in Hawaiian, "Peahi", the largest wave in the world, kept secret by the Hawaiian for years. Featured at National

Website: www.pompo.com

Make sure you see his
New orleans Gallery with the New Orleans Skyline 5 days before Katrina

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