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New Orleans Mayor To Visit Atlanta, A Home To Katrina Evacuees

Aug 19, 2015

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is scheduled to visit Atlanta on Wednesday as the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. Many New Orleans residents relocated to Atlanta after the 2005 storm.
Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais / Associated Press

  

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is visiting Atlanta and Houston to mark the approaching 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Landrieu's office says the trips are being made to thank those cities for welcoming evacuees from the 2005 storm.

He'll also be encouraging those who stayed to return to New Orleans. City Hall says thousands of former New Orleans residents still live in the Atlanta and Houston areas.

On Wednesday, Landrieu will join Atlanta's mayor for a news conference and Atlanta-based religious leaders for a Wednesday evening worship service.

Similar events are set for Thursday in Houston.