Three months have now passed since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast. Meanwhile, the national press has shifted its attention to other affairs, and the public may have grown weary of tragic news from the Gulf Coast. Nevertheless, the tragedy continues to unfold in the most devastated areas, where emergency workers remain activated, and victims are still being found. Part one of a two-part report examines the role of emergency workers at the Lower Ninth Ward operations center.
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Even though press attention has shifted elsewhere in recent weeks, at the operations center in the lower Ninth Ward, the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina continues to unfold. Emergency workers continue the search for victims, and residents continue to trickle back only to find that they have no homes to return to. Part two of a two-part report examines the role of workers providing relief services to returning residents.