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New Orleans Remembers On 13th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina made landfall 13 years ago today, setting in motion a series of catastrophic infrastructure failures that would leave entire neighborhoods underwater and hundreds of thousands of New Orleanians unable to return. The flooding changed the city forever, leaving every resident with a life-long memory of where they were and how it felt.

Come the anniversary, plenty of locals felt the need to collectively remember what August 29, 2005 was like for them.

Former mayor Mitch Landrieu took the time to reflect.

Famed NOLA photographer David Mora shared a photo of the sun rising over the city, still going strong 13 years after it was nearly lost.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other New Orleans officials took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Katrina Memorial.

Memorial wreath laying service in New Orleans for Victim’s of Hurricane Katrina. https://bit.ly/2PSoQ4a

Posted by WDSU News on Wednesday, August 29, 2018