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Every time Aug. 29 rolls around, a part of me starts to endure the same feeling I felt 10 years ago: fear.

On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast region.

For several days, I was uncertain about my home, my life and my future.

I feared the unknown, and quite honestly, the fear has stuck with me since the levees broke.
Luckily, my home survived, my friends and family were all unharmed and I was able to go back to the city I love.

However, for many, their stories did not end like mine.

Homes and lives were both lost with the flood, as were memories.

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