March 3, 2006 This year's Mardi Gras was necessary for New Orleanians to rouse themselves from their post-Katrina funk, says Crescent City resident Chris Rose. But now that the revelry has faded, residents must once again turn to the long, hard task of reclaiming their city, and their heritage.
March 3, 2006 New Orleans is waiting for important news from FEMA later this month: new flood maps. They'll tell homeowners how high off the ground they should build depending on local elevations. Being any lower than that might make flood insurance prohibitively expensive or unavailable.
March 3, 2006 New Orleans resident Sharon White is more determined than ever to rebuild her home. In January, she was devastated to learn that the city had decided against reviving her neighborhood. But now she has a building permit and she wants a FEMA trailer so she can begin the restoration.