After the levees broke back in the summer of 2005, a total of over 1,500 people died. I swear I didn't know it was that high of a number, probably because the final numbers weren't released till way afterwards and by then it wasn't getting the same amount of coverage. This part of our tour was of course very somber, looking at miles and miles of devastation. Empty lots with just metal gates and cement slabs still remaining in empty squares of grass where homes used to stand and people lived. Graffiti markings on the still standing but ruined homes, marking the day when rescuers were finally able to search the homes for bodies or for life. Piles and piles of rubbage, toys and roofs. Terrible. I'll let our snapped photos do the rest of the talking though.