The images in this gallery are from 'Child of the Flood', an upcoming documentary novel with photographs by Washington Post staff photographer Michael Williamson. Follow the cross-country trek from post-Katrina New Orleans to California.
MORE MULTIMEDIA: A Year After the Storm
Vincent's City Club, once a lively nightspot on the east side of New Orleans, was destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. Owners Henry Augustus and Vincent Butler reopened the club in Baton Rouge.