It has been said that New Orleans, Louisiana, celebrates indulgence like no other U.S. city; its reputation for revelry, especially during Mardi Gras, is legendary. But after 29 August 2005, when Hurricane Katrina unleashed a storm of wind and water that flooded 80% of this vibrant city, the word indulgence
took on a different meaning for New Orleans. Pleas for patience went out to residents and visitors alike as the Crescent City brought itself back from the ravages of the storm.
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