Months after Katrina hit New Orleans, people are trying to rescue their homes from total destruction, by the authorities if they are 50% or more damaged.
Lots of N.O. residents still forced to live temporary elsewhere.
But the Mardi Gras was celebrated anyway, although it was a "bitter sweet" one, said the Mayor.
The Dutch connection
Civil engineers of the Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch authority on waterways and the protection of them, were invited to the US to advise on the subject of the protection of New Orleans and a delegation from Louisiana visited the socalled "Delta Works", the system of protection against flooding of the Netherlands, built after the catastrophic flooding in 1953.
Dutch architects made designs for rebuilding New Orleans
More links about New Orleans after Katrina:
Metroblogging New Orleans N.O. flickr group (photo collection)