(NBC News) President Obama is in New Orleans to mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and get a closer look at the ongoing recovery in some of the areas most affected by the storm.
Thursday, more than half of New Orleans’ 72 neighborhoods have recovered 90 percent of their June 2005 population, and 16 neighborhoods have more residents than they did before the floods.
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Even parts of the storm ravaged Lower Ninth Ward show signs of resurgence.
During his visit President Obama said the federal government is committed to stay until all of the work is done.
In the ten years since the storm federal funds helped helped create part of a $14.5 billion system of updated levees and canals designed to prevent a similar disaster in the future.
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