New Orleans firefighters David Nick, left, Bill Spiers, center, and Bruce Hurley, Sr. tour the Breezy Point section of Queens, N.Y., Wednesday. The New Orleans Fire Department is returning the help given to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina by firefighters and other emergency workers from New York.
A flood wall and floodgate on Monday along Lakeshore Drive and Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans. By the time the next hurricane season starts in June 2013, New Orleans will take control of much of a revamped protection system of gates, walls and armored levees the Army Corps of Engineers has spent about $12 billion building.
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"This was certainly one for the record books," Dennis Feltgen, spokesman for the National Hurricane Center, said.