The following are pictures of the flooding around Canal Street.
Hurricane Katrina blows through Canal Street.
This photo, taken just after Hurricane Katrina's passage early on August 29, shows widespread moderate damage, but little flooding...yet.
A police car sits abandoned along Canal Street with its windows blown out as Hurricane Katrina passes by New Orleans. The flooding seen here was freshwater runoff from excessive rain...not the devastating saltwater flood that soon engulfed the region in the following hours.
|By August 30, much of New Orleans, including Canal Street, was flooded. This photo depicts a surreal image with throngs of storm survivors struggling through the flood, seeking higher ground...anywhere.|
More pictures of survivors struggling through the rising floodwaters.
|By September 1, the water on Canal Street was chest deep in places, creating even more difficulties for storm victims struggling to escape.|
|By September 30, the floodwaters have receded and the cleanup begins.|
With the flood a distant memory nearly 3 months after Katrina, businesses along Canal Street set about the monumental task of cleaning up and rebuilding...creating massive debris piles along the curb.
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