10 Years Later: Fighting Blight in New Orleans after Katrina

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is still experiencing growing pains.  Wednesday, a City Council Community Development Committee met to address the ongoing fight against blight.  This comes a day after a survey by the University of New Orleans details the city’s rebuilding effort.  WGNO reporter Deepak Saini looks at how far we’ve come.

Today a child plays basketball in the same spot that was nearly wiped away 10 years ago.

“This area was totally under water,” says Bobbie Roy Jr.

Bobbie Roy Jr. has lived in Gentilly for 30 years.  He raised his home after the storm and over time, has watched his neighborhood grow.

“The houses coming up, Rouses, Chinese restaurants. Things are coming back. Kind of gives you a feel that it’s almost what it used to be back before Katrina,” says Roy Jr.

The house across the…

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