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Storm’s Aftermath

Dillan Chancey, 7, rode out Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi with his mother and father. The family lost virtually everything it owned in the storm. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Despite progress in pumping water out of New Orleans, there are still areas where the water remains high, especially in the northern part of the city near Lake Pontchartrain. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Stranded on Canal Street, Robert Termier, 66, and Ruth Ann Lewis, 49, await rescue attempt by helicopter. They were later evacuated by boat. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Four days after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, hundreds of families travel to the Louisiana Superdome to be evacuated from the city. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
New Orleans residents wait to leave the city on buses bound for the Houston Astrodome. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
People wait to board evacuation buses in New Orleans on Wednesday night. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
A fire reportedly started by looters burns unchecked in the downtown area. With the city’s water supply crippled, firefighters could do little to fight the blaze. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Jim Jones, 31, ferries his family along Robertson Street in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina Sunday. Jones vows to stay at home despite continued flooding, no running water, electricity and an official evacuation order. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
The relief effort has been focused on the living until now, but will probably change now that most of the people have been evacuated. There has been no place to put the deceased, so many are left in the water. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Hundreds gather in hopes of a ride out of New Orleans. New emergencies continued to threaten thousands of refugees, and efforts were underway to evacuate the city. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
Sgt. Alex Martinez of the Texas Air National Guard uses a chair to shovel away debris at the Superdome as storm victims queue up to leave after days of misery. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
THE SEARCH GOES ON: A boat with a rescue team looking for survivors moves along Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans.

New Orleans street —A photo caption on the front page of Tuesday’s Section A with coverage of Hurricane Katrina said a rescue boat was on Elysian Fields Avenue. The street was near Elysian Fields, but the rescue team was not on that thoroughfare.
 (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Kathy Haywood shields her 86-year-old mother, Rose McGrath, from the dust kicked up by rescue helicopters in New Orleans. The mother and daughter were evacuated from a shelter in the city. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
A member of the National Guard stands guard outside the New Orleans convention center where help for the thousands of stranded people finally arrived on Friday. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
A critically ill man is helped at the triage area of the Superdome, where many ill and elderly people are being treated. Observers say the hurricane has exposed the racial fault line between blacks and whites in America. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)
At the Superdome, the Haynes family eats military rations and even uses the box as a bed for four-month-old Alison. Lexus, age 4, left, and Ariel, 5, right, have been staying at the Superdome and will probably be there a few more days. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
WRECKAGE: Bobby Underwood consoles his wife, Darlene, after their 7-year-old dog, Dixie, is found dead in the hurricane rubble in Waveland, Miss., a coastal town of 7,000. Virtually no building was left unscathed, an estimated 40 people were killed, and some residents were wondering whether the town is even worth rebuilding. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Police Officer Michael Duzmar waits as Officer Patrick Hartman enters a New Orleans home through a second-story window. They were searching for holdouts. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Even 10 days after Hurricane Katrina, many dogs are stranded in flooded homes. (Robert Gauthier / LAT)
Graves remain flooded in the Metairie Cemetary in New Orleans, where some of the crypt doors have also come open. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)