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Three months after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the region remains in dire conditions and thousands are still unaccounted for. Louisiana lawmakers are up in arms over the government's recovery efforts, saying the help that 9/11 victims got was far better and sustained. What's your take on the situation?

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Louisiana Sees Faded Urgency

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Here's a look at what some officials are saying about the relief effort.
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The losses after Katrina are tremendous. Below is a breakdown of numbers that reflect how much devastation the brutal storm, and some of its successors, left behind.
It's Worse Than You Think

Have the victims been abandoned? Here's a sampling of the posts from the Daily Pulse Blog.

"I just wish everybody would stop trying to figure out who to blame and start working on helping as many folks as possible."
-- Posted by knsbeth

"I live on the Gulf Coast and I think we have been forgotten... All we hear about is New Orleans."
-- Posted by vivianhoot

"This is the way it always is after a whopping catastrophe... Things really do need to calm down so some really, really serious long-term work can be done."
-- Posted by powermfm

"I don't see any evidence of the millions of dollars given being used to help the victims."
-- Posted by ouscotty

"It will take a long time and a lot of money, but the Gulf Coast will be restored to some degree. I don't see how anyone can say that other Americans have forgotten these people."
-- Posted by smeasel55
These photos became icons of the situation in New Orleans after the storm, but the stories behind the photos recently surfaced.
Edgar Hollingsworth was trapped in his New Orleans home for 17 days after Katrina hit. He died two days after he was rescued.
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Ethel Freeman, whose body lay slumped in her wheelchair outside the convention center for days, became a symbol of the government's response.
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