On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast and destroyed New Orleans' levee system leaving the city underwater and vulnerable to the category 5 storm. Nearly 2,000 people died because of the storm, most of them in New Orleans.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, it’s estimated that 100,000 New Orleans residents evacuated to Atlanta according to data from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Ten years later, we found six people who stayed in Atlanta. Here are their stories.