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One Year After Katrina, Slidell, La. Shows Gulf Coast’s Determination to Rebuild
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.....the starkest difference between the hometown they knew before Hurricane Katrina and the one they came back to after the storm is the emptiness.
The neighborhood that was so familiar to and loved by them now has gaping holes in it, left by longtime residents who fled for good. The Andres are still overwhelmed by sadness when they talk about it, because they know they'll never see many of them again.
Yep, that's about right. Slidell wasn't hit hard like New Orleans, but she did take a pretty big punch from Katrina.
But, it's coming back slowly.