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Anderson Cooper returns to New Orleans 10 years later

Updated 1:50 PM ET, Tue August 25, 2015
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CNN's Anderson Cooper, covering Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans in 2005, reports on seeing a body on top of a car a week after the storm. CNN
Ten years later, Cooper returned to New Orleans and caught up with some of the people he met as he covered the disaster. Here, he revisits the spot where he saw the body and tells us who the man was. CNN
Laura Bane in 2005 speaks to Cooper in Waveland, Mississippi, after she lost her parents and her two brothers to the storm. CNN
Bane speaks to Cooper this year in Waveland about her memories of the storm.
Shelton Alexander shares an emotional moment in 2005 after Katrina. He lost his home in St. Bernard Parish. CNN
Alexander in 2015 reflects on his experiences riding out the storm in the Superdome. He is now a poet and still lives in St. Bernard Parish. He is nicknamed "Shakespear"-- without the "e." CNN
Dr. Roderick Bennett was a third-year emergency room resident in 2005. He hoped to spend his entire career at Charity Hospital. CNN
Bennett speaks with CNN in 2015 about his experiences. He now practices medicine in Florida, though he hopes to return to New Orleans one day. CNN
In 2005, approximately 80% of New Orleans was under water after the levees breached. CNN
In 2015, there are still scars from the storm 10 years later, but much of the city has rebuilt and is thriving. CNN