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Two years have passed since Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast in August 2005, and much of the region is still recovering from the damage done to homes and communities. readers sent in I-Reports from Katrina and its aftermath that illustrate the severity of the storm and the resilience of the people who have willed themselves to rebuild.

Rhonda Richoux of Chalmette, Louisiana, lives in a Federal Emergency Management Agency trailer and doesn't see herself having the means to leave it anytime soon. Chalmette is an unincorporated community just east of New Orleans in St. Bernard Parish. Richoux sent CNN a photo of the rainbow design she painted on her trailer to distinguish it from the similar structures around it. Read full article »

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