The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is approaching, here’s a slide show created with Historical Imagery feature in Google Earth to look back at some of the places.
These by-now-familiar images of the Lower Ninth Ward are no less heartbreaking today than they were when we first saw them.
The Biloxi Bay Bridge, which connects Biloxi to Ocean Springs, MS, was heavily damaged in the hurricane and had to be rebuilt. The new bridge opened to traffic in November, 2007.
Some videos showed how much work is left to be done, like this one from Ninth Ward, narrated by a resident returning home to survey the damage five years later:
Others discovered relics left behind but not forgotten:
And some chose to honor their city and its resilient spirit through song: