We took our first trip back to Louisiana and New Orleans since arriving in SoCal seven months ago.
Lakeview hasn't changed much, except for some demolition (shown below to the left of the road) along the 17th St. Canal levee near where the break occurred.
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These crepe myrtles along a flooded street in the Gentily neighborhood show no signs of life.
St. Charles Avenue has largely returned to normal, though streetcars still aren't rolling along its tracks (they were all flooded). And the Superdome's new roof looks great.
Clusters of FEMA trailers, such as this one on Claiborne Avenue, are no longer an unusual sight.