New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward is still marked by Hurricane Katrina

The neighborhood has made progress since the 2005 hurricane, but it’s a ‘crazy patchwork’ of fresh starts and forlorn ruins.

NEW ORLEANS — The Rev. Charles Duplessis navigated the new landscape of the Lower 9th Ward, crossing from newly paved streets to those still muddy and rutted as riverbeds.
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