Post-Katrina Explorations: The Upper 9th Ward
The 9th Ward of New Orleans got it bad.  As in worse than most of the rest of the town, which is to say indescribably worse than bad.  And this is just the upper 9th Ward, the start of some of the sights in this area where waters were upwards of 10 feet deep.  Just wait.


This house was knocked off its foundations.

Note that the spray paint indicates it was searched both 9/14/05 and again on 10/10/05.


Here's a look in through the front door.  Actually, it's a look over the front door, which was still sitting in place, albeit knocked off its hinges.

This was the sight from the front porch.  I didn't even notice the cars (yes, plural) under the trees until Dani pointed them out.

Here's another house similarly knocked off its foundation.

The graffiti from the search and rescue groups indicates "1 live dog barking" and tags the place for the SPCA to revisit.


This is the view of the drop-off from the front porch down to the house's resting place.

A lot of houses around New Orleans are/were built off the ground like this, ironically, to avoid flooding.


Here's the view inside.  I think they're going to need more than a wet-vac.

The water seemed to have flowed on in and pushed debris past the front room all the way to the back.

This is a look around the side of the house to where it used to stand.

I've pointed it out elsewhere in other post-Katrina galleries, but note the corrosion on the fence from having been submerged for several weeks.


This house was pushed up against the back fence.

This is a look inside through the door on the right above.

It's hard to see in this picture, but some little porcelain statues remained in the china cabinet.


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