1836.

Before

'The Guardian', A man swims by the Circle Food Store in August 2005.

Last night’s showing of ‘Hurricane¬†Katrina: Caught on Camera’ was shocking. I cannot believe the destruction and how the world’s superpower were reduced to third world conditions. It is amazing how the residents of New Orleans have rebuilt their lives and have recovered five years on.

Watch it on 4OD.

After

'The Guardian', Circle food store in New Orleans photographed in August 2010.

The death toll came to 1,836 people, which made it the third deadliest hurricane in US history.


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Drowning sorrows.

'The Guardian', Sangi, Paksitan: A Pakistani flood survivor hangs onto a hovercraft and appeals for relief food distributed by naval officials.

The world seems to be falling apart with intermittent natural disasters. We can never fathom the suffering and loss North Korea, Pakistan, China etc have experienced in the previous month. It is reassuring to know that the UK have stepped up a notch and increased the aid sent to Pakistan, for those who are faced with one of the most catastrophic natural disasters known to modern-day.