Post-Katrina Explorations: The 9th Ward, Along the Levee
Finally, we ended up going along the road next to the Industrial Canal where the two major breaks occurred.


This house was facing the levee on the Industrial Canal.

Here's the upstairs window.  The clothes are washed in through it from the water, just to give you an idea how high things got along here.

Once again we find Katrina hates pianos. 

Trivia: Fats Domino lives only a couple miles from here and lost at least three pianos in his place.  They have since been recovered, however, and are planned to tour with a proposed traveling exhibition about Hurricane Katrina.


Here's the side and back of the house.  And part of the top, too, I guess.

This was really sad.  I can't reconstruct exactly what happened, but it looks as through this dog was chained in the yard here and drowned under the rapidly rising waters.

I don't imagine there's any rush to fix this, seeing as how there's no one left to call anywhere around here.

More cars tossed about.  And a house as well.

Yet another house in the middle of the street.  This one seems to be in the process of being dismantled by something other than Katrina.

The truck belonged to a nearby construction crew working on the levee behind me near the site of the second break along the canal.


Directly across from the site of the second levee break there's... well... nothing.

Or in the other direction either.  Well, there's an overturned car in the center of the frame, but that's about it.

Actually, a barge jumped the levee through the breach here.  You can read about it and see the picture in a Wikipedia article here.


Yet another smashed-up car.

Alexplored 3/17/06, approx. six and a half months after Hurricane Katrina.
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