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Quick update on stats with recovery from the storm of 7 years ago:

Number of households receiving mail (no PO Boxes counted) Metropolitan New Orleans (July, 2005=month before storm hit):

Orleans Parish (Eye of Storm Hit Eastern Part of Parish): July, 2005: 198,232 May, 2012: 171,076
Jefferson Parish: July, 2005: 187,612 May, 2012: 184,053
St. John the Baptist Parish: July, 2005: 14,555 May, 2012: 15,833
Plaquemines Parish: July, 2005: 8,439 May, 2012: 8,143
St. Charles Parish: July, 2005: 14,847 May, 2012: 16,318
St. Bernard Parish (Eye of Storm Hit): July, 2005: 25,604 May, 2012: 15,391
St. Tammany Parish: July, 2005: 83,467 May, 2012: 94,010

Totals: July, 2005: 532,756 May, 2012: 504,824

Looks like New Orleans is on pace to full recovery by 2014...9 years. Most said 10 year recovery, we should beat it by 1 year and return to positive growth and surpass pre-storm numbers by late 2014.

Source: http://www.gnocdc.org/
 

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Poor St Bernard
They're bouncing back strong in the last year....my parents live there. Retail is coming back very strong and the housing market has definitely picked up in the last 18 months. But, it was the hardest hit area with 100% of all structures flooding, with over 80% having at least 10 feet of water for over 2 weeks. Almost all roads have been completely repaved...a fact that most cities anywhere on this planet would savor....
 

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Looks like New Orleans is on pace to full recovery by 2014...9 years. Most said 10 year recovery, we should beat it by 1 year and return to positive growth and surpass pre-storm numbers by late 2014.

Source: http://www.gnocdc.org/
This is awesome news. Now if only Detroit could get something rolling like New Orleans. Now as far as population decline, when will that surpass previous numbers? I know New Orleans was declining before Katrina.
 
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