A Year Of Katrina: Shep Says New Orleans “Is Still Trying To Find Itself”

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By Brian 

shepaug29.jpgYesterday on Studio B, Shep Smith described New Orleans as “a city still trying to find itself and wondering will its residents ever come back.” He said:

“There were 460,000 people residents of this city prior to the storm. Now the postal service estimates that number is down to 171,000. The mayor has a different figure; the postal service however seems most accurate. Of those, half the doctors of the city have left; four out of five of the psychiatrists have left. Why? Why have they not come back? Part of the reason may be there’s not a single master plan for this city. No master plan for redevelopment. No master plan for infrastructure. It hasn’t been put together and there are no signs that it will be.”