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Ten years after Hurricane Katrina: Then and Now

Hurricane Katrina’s wrath and rebuilding marked on 10th anniversary.

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Hurricane Katrina's powerful winds and driving rain bore down on Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005.

This combination of Sept. 1, 2005 and July 29, 2015 photos show people walking across debris from Hurricane Katrina in search of a relative's home in Waveland, Missisippi, and the same site a decade later. (AP Photo)

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The storm caused major damage to the Gulf Coast from Texas to central Florida while powering a storm surge that breached the system of levees that were built to protect New Orleans from flooding.

This combination of Sept. 3, 2005 and July 29, 2015 aerial photos show the 17th Street Canal flood wall breach and the Lakeview section of New Orleans flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area now. (AP Photo)

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Hurricane Katrina went down in history as the costliest natural disaster to strike the US, with $150 billion in damages to homes and other property.

This combination of Sept. 2, 2005 and Aug. 14, 2015 photos shows damage to a railroad track in Waveland, Missisippi, from Hurricane Katrina, and the same site a decade later which is undergoing repairs to drainage pipes underneath the track which were washed out in the historic storm. (AP Photo)

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The Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans served as a shelter for the hurricane hit victims.

This combination of Aug. 30, 2005 and July 29, 2015 aerial photos shows downtown New Orleans and the Superdome flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area a decade later. (AP Photo)

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This combination of Sept. 2, 2005 and Aug. 14, 2015 photos shows the playing field of the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans littered with debris after serving as a shelter for victims from Hurricane Katrina, and a decade later, the renamed Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (AP Photo)

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This combination of Aug, 31, 2005 and July 31, 2015 photos shows a man pushing his bicycle through flood waters near the Superdome in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina left much of the city under water, and a cyclist outside the renamed Mercedes-Benz Superdome a after 10 years. (AP Photo)

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Katrina also turned out to be one of the deadliest natural disasters in the worldd.

This combination of Sept. 4, 2005 and July 30, 2015 photos show a makeshift tomb at a New Orleans street corner, concealing a body that had been lying on the sidewalk for days in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and the same site a decade later with an artist's memorial to the woman known as Vera. (AP Photo)

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This combination of Sept. 2, 2005 and Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 photos shows the steeple from the Main Street Methodist Church blown down during Hurricane Katrina in Bay St. Louis, Miss., and the restored church after a decade. (AP Photo)

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Nearly 2,000 people died because of the storm.

This combination of Aug. 30, 2005 and Aug. 14, 2015 photos shows people wading through floodwaters as they go in and out of the Circle Food Store in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, and the grocery store a decade later. (AP Photo)

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This combination of Dec. 16, 2005 and July 28, 2015 photos shows debris in front of the Church of God damaged by Hurricane Katrina in the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood of New Orleans, and a decade later, an empty lot where it once stood. (AP Photo)

Before Katrina, the Lower Ninth Ward was a working-class and predominantly African-American neighborhood just outside the city's historic center.

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This combination of Aug. 30, 2005 and July 29, 2015 aerial photos shows the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area a decade later. (AP Photo)

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This combination of Dec. 10, 2005 and July 28, 2015 photos show a New Orleans woman and her nieces, looking at the destruction of the woman's brother's home in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans after returning to it for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, and empty lots in the same area. (AP Photo)

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New Orleans, , 80 percent of which was flooded for weeks, recorded the highest number of deaths.

This combination of Aug. 30, 2005 and July 29, 2015 aerial photos show the Mid City and Palmetto areas of New Orleans flooded by Hurricane Katrina and the same area at present. (AP Photo)

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Katrina pushed boats far inland and wiped houses off the map, leaving only concrete front steps to nowhere.

This combination of Oct. 10, 2005 and Aug. 4, 2015 photos shows a tangle of fishing boats blocking the lanes of Highway 23 in Empire, La. after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the region, and the same site a decade later. (AP Photo)

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One million people were displaced as Hurricane Katrina wrecked the coast.

This combination of photos shows flood victims in a pickup truck as hundreds of others wait for evacuation at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 1, 2005, and the same site on August 14, 2015. (AP Photo)

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In this combination of Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005 and Thursday, July 30, 2015 photos, patients and staff of the Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans are evacuated by boat after flood waters surrounded the facility, and a decade later, the renamed Ochsner Baptist Hospital.

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Glitzy casinos and condominium towers have been rebuilt. But overgrown lots and empty slabs speak to the slow recovery in some communities.

This combination of Sept. 1, 2005 and July 29, 2015 aerial photos show buses parked in a lot flooded by Hurricane Katrina in downtown New Orleans, and the same area a decade later. (AP Photo)

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Many parts of the iconic city have rebounded phenomenally while many residents — particularly in the black community — still struggle.

This combination of Aug. 30, 2005 and August 14, 2015 photos shows Odell Harville walking past debris from Hurricane Katrina on Lameuse St. in Biloxi, Miss., and the same site after ten years. (AP Photo)