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Five Years after Hurricane Katrina

It has been nearly five years since Hurricane Katrina made its second landfall in southeast Louisiana on the morning of August 29, 2005. While the Hurricane caused severe destruction along the Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas, the most severe loss of life occurred in New Orleans.

The Kaiser Family Foundation has just released the third in a series of comprehensive surveys of the experiences of New Orleans residents since 2005.  Five years after Hurricane Katrina, an increasing majority of the city’s residents says the rebuilding process is going well, but substantial majorities still report that the city has not recovered. The survey also finds the scope and immediacy of the Gulf oil spill weighing heavily on New Orleans residents’ minds. The entire report is available in PDF format from: http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/8089.cfm .

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