Crescent City Hosting First SB Since Katrina
has celebrated plenty of milestones on its slow road to recovery from Hurricane
Katrina, but arguably none is bigger than hosting its first Super Bowl since
the 2005 storm left the city in shambles.
To see the remnants of Katrina's
destruction, fans coming arriving for Sunday's game will have to stray from the
French Quarter and the downtown corridor where the Superdome is located. Even
in neighborhoods that bore the brunt of the storm, many of the most glaring
scars have faded over time.
of dollars in federal money has paid for repairing and replacing tens of
thousands of homes wrecked by flooding. The city's lifeblood tourism trade has
thrived despite the double-barrel blow of Katrina and BP's massive 2010 oil
spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
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