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Solemn remembrances mark 9th Katrina anniversary

Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Julian Castro, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, attended a wreath-laying ceremony (Source: FOX 8 News) Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Julian Castro, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, attended a wreath-laying ceremony (Source: FOX 8 News)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Emotional ceremonies, memorials and speeches along the Gulf Coast marked the ninth anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina.

In New Orleans, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Julian Castro, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, attended a wreath-laying ceremony where scores of unidentified Katrina victims are entombed.

Many of the more than 1,800 who died were in the New Orleans area where levee failures contributed to catastrophic flooding.

In Mississippi, memorials included a series of events at the Ground Zero Museum in Waveland.

The storm did billions of dollars in damage in Louisiana and in Mississippi, where coastal homes were wiped out. Memorials in Mississippi included a series of events at the Ground Zero Museum in Waveland.

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