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Census Shows Thousands Still Displaced By Katrina

By Eileen Fleming

New Orleans, La. – The Census Bureau says about 30-thousand homeowners in the New Orleans area didn't get the financial help they needed for repairs. Most of the rebuilding was paid with insurance, with federal funds helping to fix about 43-thousand homes. The storm and levee breaks that flooded the city forced four out of five residents to evacuate. The Census reports the city is smaller now than before Katrina, with fewer black residents and children. City officials say the recovery stage is now over, and the number of residents moving into the region will depend on the city's economy.
For WWNO, I'm Eileen Fleming.

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