Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in the United States on August 29, 2005.
The temperature reaches 98°F (37°C), the city is flooded by 80%, some of the neighborhoods are under 3 meters of water. 1200 people are found dead, 60% of them were more than 60 years old.
Before Katrina, New Orleans’ population stood at 428 000. Today, there are only 295 000 left.
On the facades of the damaged homes, an « X » tells which place has been checked by the rescuers.
On the top of the « X », the date when the rescuers came is written.
On the left, the organization to which they belong.
On the right, different information. « NE » means « No Entry ».
The rescuers didn’t enter the homes.
Under each « X », a number indicates the number of people dead or alive found during the inspection.