Five months after the destructive Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas on the morning of Monday, August 29 2005, very little has been done in New Orleans and other areas hit by hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans is not flooded any more, but is still a mostly deserted city. The poor, mainly black, neighborhoods will probably never be rebuilt, turning New Orleans in a mainly white city. Between 4.000 and 6.000 people remain missing, most of them are dead. People still find their deceased relatives under the rubble. Already one month after Katrina hit, the government stopped searching for bodies.


This story is part of the Hurricane Katrina project.