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A home in Vancleave, Miss. still lies under several trees, more than two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. Help has been scarce for residents who live in this rural community. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Cora Wells, 41, reacts after seeing the damage floods wreaked in her mother’s bedroom in their home in Vancleave, Miss. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Ruby Williams’ car and home in Escatawpa, Miss. were flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Help has been slow to arrive in the state’s rural communities such as Escatawpa. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Zafar Iqbal, a Bangladeshi immigrant, takes a nap in his apartment in Biloxi, Miss. He used to work at a local casino and is waiting to be paid (Genaro Molina / LAT)
Lisa Michiels works on her home insurance claim in Biloxi, Miss. The oak trees next to her house, which was built in the early 1900s, saved it from debris, but her neighbor’s house sustained extensive damage. (Genaro Molina / LAT)
B.J. Mantell walks past a statue that was toppled by Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Miss. (Genaro Molina / LAT)