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Six Months After the Storm New Orleans Tries to Reclaim Its Famous Spirit

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&raquo Download Audio(mp3) By Jerilyn Watson 2006-3-12 (MUSIC) VOICE ONE: Welcome to THIS IS AMERICA in

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by jerilyn watson
2006-3-12

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voice one:

welcome to this is america in voa special english. i'm barbara klein.

voice two:

and i'm steve ember. this week, we have a report on the recovery efforts in new orleans. six months ago that city found itself in the deadly path of hurricane katrina.

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voice one:

over the years, millions of people have visited new orleans for its music, food, architectural design and unusual history. new orleans was a mainly african-american city with many ethnic influences and traditions. almost one half-million people lived there.

new orleans after hurricane katrina

but at the end of august, hurricane katrina hit states along the gulf coast, in the southeastern united states. louisiana suffered the greatest losses. more than one thousand people were killed in that state.

about two thousand people are still listed officially as missing, although many are believed to be alive. louisiana's medical examiner says the missing include several hundred in new orleans.

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