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Aug 25, 2010 9:25 AM by Cecilia Stevenson

Signs of a mixed recovery along hurricane highway

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - U.S. 90 is littered with reminders of
Hurricane Katrina, but plenty of signs of progress can be spotted
along the coastal highway five years after the storm.
Many residents along the road from New Orleans to Biloxi, Miss.,
are mere bystanders to the region's slow but steady recovery from
the storm.
The debris has been cleaned up and many homes and businesses
have been rebuilt.
Yet the highway is dotted with vacant lots, concrete slabs where
homes once stood and boarded-up strips malls.
Kurt Jostes helps run a camp for volunteers in eastern New
Orleans. He says it will be years before the group's rebuilding
work is done.

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