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Tragedy at St. Rita’s Nursing Home

Water came all the way to the top of the rooms in St. Rita’s Nursing Home, where 34 people died. Louisiana Atty. Gen. Charles C. Foti Jr. announced that the owners of the home in St. Bernard Parish had been charged with 34 counts of negligent homicide. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Mud-splattered family photos remain in one of the rooms in the nursing home. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Water still surrounds St. Rita’s Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish, La. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Wheelchairs remain in the hallways of St. Rita’s Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish, La. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Firefighter Steve Gallodoro with nurse Charlene Rovira after a medical checkup. Gallodoro’s father was one of the 34 people who died at St. Rita’s Nursing Home in St. Bernard Parish, La. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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