In 2006, I attended an environmental justice conference in New Orleans. NOLA had been hit by Hurricane Katrina almost a year earlier and many of us were able to take a tour of the damaged areas of the city. The NOLA 2006 Post-Katrina Aftermath collection showcases images taken by Gregory Hile in July, 2006 depicting the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina one year later.
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NOLA 2006 Abandoned HomesThese abandoned residences in the heart of New Orleans could not be rehabilitated because they were located across the street from a factory that once produced Agent Orange and the ground was too badly contaminated.
NOLA 2006 Abandoned House Close-UpThe orange markings on the home indicate property inspection details from rescue crews
The Lower Ninth WardA typical street in the hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward
Blown Off its FoundationThis house was typical of many in the Lower Ninth Ward, literally blown off its foundation in the foreground
Survival in the Upper Ninth WardThis is the gentleman referred to in Hello World!
Interior of Home IThis is the interior of the home.