Memories of chaos, rebirth 5 years after Katrina

The abandoned Methodist Hospital, which was shut down from Hurricane Katrina, is seen fenced off, five years after the storm, in the New Orleans East section of New Orleans, Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

August 29, 2010 3:40:44 PM PDT
Gulf Coast residents tried to put Hurricane Katrina behind them on Sunday, marking its fifth anniversary by casting wreaths into the water to remember the hundreds killed. But part of the catastrophe lives on, in abandoned homes still bearing spray-painted circles indicating they had been searched and whether bodies were found inside.