posted on Oct, 24 2006 @ 08:17 PM
Its still not as good as it was. But its comming back.
I believe it has like a third of the amount of people is used to have.
The Superdome...which got tons of coverage about how it was completely destroyed (obviously over-exagerated), has been revamped, everything in its has
been replaced, to the tune of over 170 million. The Saints have every seat in the joint sold out for the year.
(BTW, everyone remembers how the
Category 3 tore up the roof...well, it has a new roof, and the structure is rated good, all the way up to a Category 5)
Which will generate some needed cash flow to the city.
But there is still a lot that needs fixing, there still working on the new and improved levvees, I think there planning to have them done in 07'.
Several areas still look as if the disaster happened last month...the houses are in a pile of ruble just waiting to be taken to a dump or something.
And several hundred people are living in the FEMA trailers.
Theres no doubt that a disaster of that magnitude will take many more years to recover from...Progress is pretty slow...but its happening.
Edit: Heres a link to a picture taken on 10/23.
Northrop Grumman has a ship building facility in New Orleans...and this lastest ship to be built is called.....New Orleans (LPD 18).
[edit on 25-10-2006 by Murcielago]