Posted Aug. 29, 2006 – One year ago today, 1,600 people were washed away in flood waters stirred up by Hurricane Katrina. The Aug. 29 storm caused thousands of families in New Orleans to uproot, separate and leave what they have worked for all their lives .
Instead of focusing on the devastation of the storm, the city had originally planned to the mark the anniversary with a comedy hour, fireworks and a masquerade ball. But that was called off.
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