When Hurricane Katrina reached New Orleans on August 25, 2005, it crushed the levees and flooded more than 80 percent of the city. The damage reached well beyond the Big Easy, however, leaving in its wake $81 billion in property damages to the Gulf Coast.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, there is still a massive amount of rebuilding and recovery to be done. Take a look at some striking images from the devasted area, then and now.
Posted August 25, 2010