We have left these people behind. New Orleans is a very depressed city today and has a vacant feeling to it. I haven’t been here in years, but this town used to be flowing with life.
The Lower Ninth Ward, once a fully populated neighborhood, is now a large field of weeds mixed with rubble from old foundations. There’s barely a building standing and only a few new homes started or completed. 90% of its population has stayed away. Frankly, we’ve given them little or no reason to come back.