A year after the worst natural disaster in US history, the superpower that failed to save its most beguiling city put aside a day to remember it — and the 1,700 souls who died there when flooding turned whole suburbs into networks of toxic canals.
1,700 deaths. Category 3 hurricane. 175 mph winds. Whole suburbs networks of toxic canals. 90,000 square miles. Shame! 1,000 deaths. A little hot weather. 16,000 square miles.