Obama Marks Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary
Strike up the band. The birthplace of jazz is rolling out the red carpet for President Obama today as it marks the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The commander in chief will hail the resurgence of the Louisiana city, with its thriving economy, new hospital and $14.5 billion levee system to fend off future storm surges. He will meet with the mayor and residents before speaking about the city’s recovery — while acknowledging the work still to be done — and applauding local leaders and citizens who helped the Big Easy to regain its rhythm.