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President visiting La. on Katrina anniversary

August 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
President Barack Obama is traveling to New Orleans Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The president will speak at Xavier University. The White House said he will reaffirm his commitment to rebuild after Katrina and talk about the clean-up from the gulf oil spill.

The city planned services for Sunday night, and a march is scheduled in the still devastated Lower 9th Ward. Many of the houses there are still vacant.

"Things are much better than they were five years ago. we really have focused on rebuilding and restoring and now we are moving onto the next chapter," said Luanne Dozier, a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.

When the storm tore through protective levees in 2005, 80 percent of New Orleans was flooded, and more than 1,800 people died.


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