Today marks the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking the Louisiana coast. It was the costliest natural disaster in American history, and left more than 1,800 people dead. Here was The Washington Post's front page on Aug. 30, the day when the country began to realize how much damage had been done by the storm. 

(The Washington Post)

New Orleans — the city most hurt by the floods — still suffers from what the hurricane left behind, and the landscape of the region has changed considerably over the years. Here are some good pieces and projects to read nine years later.