This weekend marks five years since Hurricane Katrina swept through and ravaged New Orleans. Earlier in the week, we spoke about recovery efforts with the mayor of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Grammy award winning Jazz musician Terence Blanchard explained how the rich musical community in New Orleans has evolved since. Many Katrina victims are still very much in the recovery process. Five years after Hurricane Katrina there are 12,000 homeless people New Orleans. That's double what it was before the storm.
Rosalind King and her family still don't have a permanent home. She's been living in a FEMA trailer that she bought from the government several years ago. She says she thinks she'll finally be in a permanent home by June and that she's blessed to have had some type of roof over her head. Seth Fiegerman, staff writer for MainStreet.com says that King's story is one of many.
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