One year after Katrina slammed into the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing nearly 2,000 people, the job of clearing debris remains unfinished and thousands of families still live in mobile homes. Decisions on rebuilding of flood defences have been delayed and little has been done to ensure the welfare of the poor in a rebuilt New Orleans, with all levels of government coming under heavy criticism for the sluggish pace of the response. President Bush, who is spending two days in the Gulf region to mark the anniversary, has designated Tuesday a National Day of Remembrance to honour those who lost lives and property and those who helped rescue victims. Graphic shows goverment performance in the most critical areas of the recovery and reconstruction effort.
PUBLISHED: 24/8/2006; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina