Ghosts of Katrina in the Ninth Ward
By Tara Haelle
More than 70,000 homes are still damaged or vacant in post-Katrina New Orleans, thousands of them in the Ninth Ward. Barely 1 home in 10 is occupied in the Lower Ninth Ward, and many of the vacant homes attract squatters. Photojournalist Tara Haelle explored the neighborhood hit the hardest in August 2005 where, nearly five years later, the wounds from the flood have not healed.