August 29 marks the tenth anniversary of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, which killed at least 1,836 people. It is considered the costliest natural disaster in American history.

Top: A school bus drops off a student in front of the Claiborne Bridge in the Lower Ninth Ward on May 12, 2015. The neighborhood was devastated by flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Bottom: Two men paddle in high water after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area on August 31, 2005. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Left: A woman walks along the perimeter of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on May 18, 2015. Right: The dead body of a female victim of Hurricane Katrina floats in the water surrounding the Superdome September 2, 2005. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: A man bikes past the corner of Flood Street and St. Claude Avenue in the Lower Ninth Ward on May 18, 2015. Bottom: Men ride in a boat in high water past Flood Street after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area August 31, 2005. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: A resident stands in the Marrero Commons housing development, at the location where a B.W. Cooper housing project basketball court once stood, on May 17, 2015. The low-income housing development, which was plagued by crime, has been replaced by two-story, townhouse-style buildings. The city has revamped its major housing projects following Katrina. Bottom: B.W. Cooper housing project residents play basketball in front of storm damaged apartments in the complex on June 7, 2007. Before Hurricane Katrina, B.W. Cooper held about 1,000 families and was the city's largest housing project, but it is now more than 80 percent empty. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: New homes stand along the rebuilt Industrial Canal levee in the Lower Ninth Ward on May 16, 2015. Bottom: Workers rebuild the levee which was breached by Hurricane Katrina along the Industrial Canal in the Lower Ninth Ward April 25, 2006. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: New homes stand in a development built by the Make it Right Foundation for residents whose homes were destroyed in the Lower Ninth Ward on May 16, 2015. Bottom: A group of Amish student volunteers tour the devastated Ninth Ward February 24, 2006. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: New homes stand in the Lower Ninth Ward on May 15, 2015. Bottom: A lightning bolt strikes above a destroyed church in the Lower Ninth Ward on August 5, 2006. Dozens of churches were destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and were left abandoned. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: Rubble remains at the forner B.W. Cooper housing projects on May 12, 2015. The low-income housing development, which was plagued by crime, has been replaced by two-story, townhouse-style buildings. Bottom: B.W. Cooper housing project residents practice flips using mattresses June 10, 2007. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: A woman walks with a dog in the Lower Ninth Ward on May 16, 2015. Bottom: A man rides in a canoe in high water after Hurricane Katrina devastated the area August 31, 2005. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: Houses stand in the 7th ward on May 12, 2015. Bottom: Robert Fontaine walks past a burning house fire in the 7th ward September 6, 2005. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Top: The cemetery outside Saint Patrick's Church stands in Plaquemines Parish on May 16, 2015 in Port Sulphur, Louisiana. Bottom: Water floods an above-ground cemetery outside Saint Patrick's Church in Plaquemines Parish September 11, 2005. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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