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Recovering from a Storm
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
August 2005
After Hurricane Katrina made landfall, the city of New Orleans was devastated. The darker color of the streets in the lower half indicates widespread flooding. The Superdome, the round building near the center, was stripped of much of its white roofing. The city's historic French Quarter, which did not experience flooding, is visible in the upper left. Katrina was responsible for more than 1,000 deaths and caused massive property damage.
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