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New Orleans moves on

New Orleans - It's been eight years since Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans, crushing levees, flooding roads and suburbs and destroying 200,000 homes.

Nearly 2,000 people were killed.
Millions in the Gulf region were displaced by what's considered the costliest disaster in the history of the global insurance industry.

The president and FEMA were sharply criticized for their slow responses.

Today -- eyesores remain, but Louisianas mayor says progress is being made.

About 80 percent of New Orleans' pre-storm population has returned, and as of last year, no families are living in FEMA trailers.

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