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Whatever happened to people during Katrina, there was one thing that determined whether they’d be able to rebuild: Money.

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First, there were meetings. Then more meetings. Then still more meetings. The federal government refused to give Louisiana any money until the state came up with a plan known as the Unified New Orleans Plan.

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Was Hurricane Katrina a curse or a blessing? Was it the death of an American cultural icon or a clean slate to reinvent its self?  Rebuild or restore? 

Who was buying property in New Orleans and what did they intend to do with it? As with most things in The Big Easy, it's never as easy as it seems.    

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The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) – supposedly a self-sustaining program paid for by homeowner premiums – ended up borrowing $18 billion dollars from taxpayers. How did this happen?

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