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Just as this car and barge were stuck in mud left from flooding after Hurricane Katrina, the Corps of Engineers' plan for Category 5 hurricane protection for Louisiana seems to be mired in miscommunications and ill will. The Corps was supposed to present its report to Congress for approval last month, but it missed the deadline.

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  • Poseidon helms a float rolling down St. Charles Avenue.
  • Mardi Gras 2011
  • Poseidon helms a float rolling down St. Charles...
  • Photo by David Rae Morris
  • Feb 22, 2011
  • Chase Chamberlain has been homeless for two years. He's the "unofficial cop' under the bridge, checking out newcomers to make sure they are OK, and monitoring residents of this homeless community to keep them safe.
  • Under the Bridge
  • Chase Chamberlain has been homeless for two years...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Feb 12, 2008
  • Residents under the bridge warm themselves against dipping temperatures using hot charcoal in a grill as a community heater.
  • Under the Bridge
  • Residents under the bridge warm themselves against dipping...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Feb 12, 2008
  • Mary Brown, a resident under the bridge, was savagely beaten by two men who wanted to steal money from her. She was saved by an unidentified woman who walked upon the scene and started screaming to scare away the attackers.
  • Under the Bridge
  • Mary Brown, a resident under the bridge, was...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Feb 12, 2008
  • A banner that reads "Homeless Pride' marks the unofficial "office' for the group that works to keep residents under the bridge safe and tries to help find them homes through Unity of Greater New Orleans. Homeless Pride almost became the first organization of formerly homeless people to gain nonprofit status.
  • Under the Bridge
  • A banner that reads "Homeless Pride' marks the...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Feb 12, 2008
  • About 200 homeless people live in makeshift shelters under the overpass at Claiborne Avenue and Canal Street. They have formed a community in which they look out for each other and work together to find homes for their members.
  • Under the Bridge
  • About 200 homeless people live in makeshift shelters...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Feb 12, 2008
  • Just as this car and barge were stuck in mud left from 
    flooding after Hurricane Katrina, the Corps of Engineers' 
    plan for Category 5 hurricane protection for Louisiana 
    seems to be mired in miscommunications and ill will. 
    The Corps was supposed to present its report to 
    Congress for approval last month, but it missed the 
    deadline.
  • Not Again...
  • Just as this car and barge were stuck...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Jan 8, 2008
  • To understand why a high-profile politician would 
    mount a campaign that has little chance of success, you 
    have to acknowledge the power of symbolism in politics, 
    particularly among African-American voters.
  • Nagin for Governor?
  • To understand why a high-profile politician would mount...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Jul 10, 2007
  • After Katrina, mold covered and damaged most of the 
    contents of Danny Barker's home.
  • The Jazz Rescuers
  • After Katrina, mold covered and damaged most of...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Jun 12, 2007
  • Former <i>Gambit Weekly</i> editor Michael Tisserand 
    helped to organize the recovery of flood-damaged 
    materials from Danny and Blue Lu Barker's home.
  • The Jazz Rescuers
  • Former Gambit Weekly editor Michael Tisserand helped to...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Jun 12, 2007
  • Former residents of the Lafitte public housing complex, 
    which HUD plans to demolish, say the buildings are sturdy 
    and can and should be cleaned up and saved.
  • Razing a Community
  • Former residents of the Lafitte public housing complex,...
  • David Rae Morris
  • Oct 31, 2006

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