Hurricane Katrina was the storm of all storms. It was the single most destructive hurricane in American history, and it left 80 percent of New Orleans under water and a million people displaced. Yet as with any tragedy, people worked to rebuild.
On the advent of the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, tropical storm Isaac is heading towards New Orleans. Isaac revives the memory of both the devastation and reconstruction of Katrina, and poses the question of how New Orleans will handle its next big storm.
John McCusker is a photographer of the New Orleans Times Picayune and covered New Orleans before and in the aftermath of Katrina. Becky Zaheri is the founder of Katrina Krewe.