“Yet, 19 months after the levees broke and destroyed parts of the city, people are still struggling to get back to a ‘normal' life.”
Most restaurants close at 10 p.m., she wrote. Nonfunctioning traffic lights sit curled up on street corners, twisted and uprooted from their cement bases. Many streets lack street signs. Schools, health care providers, restaurants and groceries are absent in many parts of the city.
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