Hurricane Katrina: A look back

Published On: Aug 30 2012 05:03:02 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 31 2013 10:23:23 PM EDT

Hurricane Katrina decimated New Orleans and large swaths of the Gulf Coast eight years ago today. Here's a look back at the historic disaster.

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Holdouts (L-R) Harold Gee, Randall 'Sharon' Kess and Gary Don Massey hang out on Gee's front porch Sept. 8, 2005, in New Orleans. A group of holdouts in the community have banded together following Hurricane Katrina as they vow to remain in New Orleans despite orders to evacuate.

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