2008 Cable Show: Lower Ninth Ward

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2008 Cable Show: Lower Ninth Ward

Spray painted messages and codes on the sides of buildings are haunting insights into the fate of the house and occupants.

But there were some signs of recovery, with some new construction spread throughout the area

But there were some signs of recovery, with some new construction spread throughout the area.

Near the Mississippi River, a new levee stands ready to protect the area from future floods.

Abandoned houses stood as reminders of the destructive power of the storm all along the route.

MCN special projects director Sandy Friedman (r.), account executive Elana Denis (l.) and director of technology advertising Mike Farina marshall tour attendees onto the buses.

Residents remaining in the area set up their own memorials, as well as pleas to the government for help.

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