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Six years later, Katrina evacuees staying put

3 years ago Monday, August 29, 2011 3:40:10 PM CDT August 29, 2011 Monday, August 29 2011 Aug 29, 2011 in News
Source: WBRZ

DENHAM SPRINGS - Six years after Hurricane Katrina forced him to evacuate, Ovide McKendall says he misses family members who decided to move back to New Orleans but doesn't plan to join them.

McKendall and dozens of other former Big Easy residents now call Livingston Parish home, and have helped make it one of the fastest-growing parishes in the past decade.  He and others News 2 spoke to said lingering fears about the levee system have kept them from moving back to the city they once called home.

Cathy Martin, just down the street from McKendall, keeps her yard decorated with New Orleans Saints signs. Her house in Plaquemines Parish was flooded during Katrina, and she says even though she doesn't live there anymore New Orleans will always be her home.

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