A FEMA official spoke about the years of progress since Hurricane Katrina. (Source: Flickr Commons)
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, there's good news and bad news about how our region is recovering.
A report released Friday by The Data Center, a Southeast Louisiana research group, shows the influx of money after Katrina helped by investing in infrastructure and aided many new businesses in getting off the ground.
But violent crime, incarceration rates and poverty continues to plague the metro area, and disappearing wetlands and salt-water encroachment are a troubling threat to the coastline.