New Orleans Then and Now: In Katrina's Wake

Photos: New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina, Then and Now
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Because of the area's high water table, cemeteries in and around New Orleans are largely aboveground affairs, such as this one outside Saint Patrick's Church in Port Sulphur, Louisiana, shown at top in July 2006.

Port Sulphur is 8 feet (2.4 meters) above sea level, but that relatively high elevation couldn't save the townor the Saint Patrick's cemetery, shown on September 11, 2005when a failed levee submerged Port Sulphur by as much as 13 feet (4 meters).

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