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'Resilient' New Orleans can bear another Katrina: mayor

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks about New Orleans' emergence as a model of urban renewal and economic recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina at the National Press Club on August 18, 2015, in Washington, DCThe mayor of New Orleans expressed confidence Tuesday in his city’s ability to weather an equally mighty storm, a decade after it was savagely devastated by Hurricane Katrina. “The city is much safer than it was in terms of hurricane protection,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu told a National Press Club luncheon in Washington. Some $14.6 billion in federal funds have gone toward reinforcing the levees that failed spectacularly when Katrina slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005, he said.

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