The story

As Hurricane Katrina honed in on New Orleans, Louisiana, three years ago, anxious residents -- unaware that the storm would register as one of the most destructive forces of nature on record -- pondered their options.

Some ran to places like Houston, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. Others stayed and sought refuge in shelters and the Superdome as Katrina ground up the Crescent City and left her in tatters.

Fool me once, the saying goes. Read full article »

CNN's Christy Oglesby, Jackie Adams and Eric Marropodi contributed to this report.

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