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Fort Walton Beach Northwest Florida Daily News (Newspaper) - August 29, 2015, Fort Walton Beach, Florida P�9� a2 i l ail sows saturday August 29, 2015nation&world to years after katrina City leaves Many behind 4 Orleans .vp1 a talk j j 111 i few Van recovery and insurance Money a. A a a ill Luik. New Orleans at talk in about new it re ans a decade lifter Hurricane katrina people Here often reach for the biblical describing an economic and till turn resurrection helped by billions in recovery Money buoyed by volunteers and driven by the got of its own citizens the City is enjoying ii resurgence reforms from schools to Polking to com Mummy engagement and water management Are in Progress buttressing people against the next monster storm but in the same breath people also Point to the Many left behind this Quot new Quot new Orleans is whiter and More expense no. My Blacks still suffer society s ills disproportionately especially in the chronically neglected lower 9th Ward a bastion of Black homeowners hip before the flood ways failed Quot a lot of folks say things Are so much better the Economy is so improved and other people Are going to say it is so much worse,1 said Allison Plyer at the data Center a think tank in the City Quot and both those Reali ties Are True a katrina swamped 80 percent of new Orleans with polluted water up to 20 feet deep. More than 1.500 people from Louisiana died. The National Hurricane Center reported a War later hospitals and police were overwhelmed the Economy shut Down survivors Felt Fey a tourists in cars and horse drawn buggies pass the cafe do Monde in the French Quarter of new Orleans. At top an abandoned strip mall which was flooded by Hurricane katrina in new Orleans East is shown aug. 6. Abandoned Many evacuees did t return it seemed like a death blow for a City already suffering from crime racism poverty corrupt lion and neglect new Orleans is a National treasure where african american French. Spanish and Caribbean Trade Bons had mixed for three centuries. Could the people w to create its unique forms of music food and fun survive such devastation a could they thrive Quot we re still standing. A said Janis Moody a Young Black woman enjoying a free concert featuring the rebirth brass band Quot what s Clear is that the people of new Orleans Quot Are a resilient people Quot signs of Renaissance abound the City has recovered almost 80 percent of its pre storm population most Public schools an being run As private Charters and the graduation rate has jumped although in to cism abounds the old Chanty Hospital a first and last resort for the uninsured has been replaced by a gleaming new University medical Center Louis Armstrong Airport. Where thousands tend to flee in August 2005, now handles More passengers than before Katina there Are More restaurants new businesses open 64 percent faster than the National average sales Revenue this year is up Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie bought a French Quarter Man Sion and built new housing part of a wave of up to 40.000 new residents Tulane professor Richard Campanella estimates countless a a burps Quot Young Urban renewal professionals and Millen Mals followed the recovery and insurance Money to what seemed like a Quot kind of undiscovered he said the Industrial canal Cleaves the Lancer 9th Ward apart from All this righty year old Oralee Fields Calls it a the wilderness Quot As she looks out from her porch in frustration at the vegetation overtaking her Street Quot i had Nice neighbors we All grew up together children walking honk together from school Quot massive piles of garbage and Homes ruined by toxic Mold Are gone what remains in the lower 9th is an emptiness Pitt s Quot make it rights houses Community gardens and a new $20 5 million Community Cen ter attest to hard bought Prog Ness. But Only one school has reopened and few stores. A when Katina hit you got to see the real new Orleans people who were trapped at the super dome and the convention Center a 99 percent poor Black. We Don t have anyone who seems to know How to fix that said Wayne Raquel who owns i i dizzy a cafe in theme new Orleans capitalized on a the Power and the Spint of the said Michael Hecht of greater new Orleans inc but most of the disaster Relk of and philanthropy has come and gone he said the next to years Likely will be harder than the first new Orleans by the numbers a bythe a numbers look at the lasting effect of Hurricane katrina which hit new Orleans on aug 29. 2005 the metro area include new Orleans and seven surrounding parishes 1,800 deaths caused by katrina $151 billion damage across the Gulf coast 384,320 new Orleans population in 2014, compared to 494,294 before the storm 60 percent of the population that is Black before katrina it was 67 percent $1.37 billion hotel Revenue in 2014, compared to about $1 billion in 2004 5 percent metro area of growth since 2008 $428 arts and culture nonprofit Revenue per capita up irom $213 in 2005 the u s average is $103 per capita 77 percent of White men employed compared to 57 percent of Black men 35 percent of White men with Bachelor s degrees compared to 12 percent of Black men 39 percent of children living in poverty about the same at before katrina 50 percent the Tail population has dropped since 2004 it is still three times the National rate u a lot of folks say things Are so much better the Economy is so improved and other people Are going to say it is so much worse. 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