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16th Feb, 2006. Devastated Plaquemines Parish, just south of New Orleans, Louisiana. Coffins, sealed in hard plastic storage bins await re-burial at the Turner cemetery. Council man and local contractor Mike Mudge checks tags in the cemetery, surrounded by just a few of the hundreds of coffins he has recovered from all over the parish. The cemeteries in the parish were devastated by hurricane Katrina. Many of the coffins floated away and have now been recovered from the marshes and surrounding areas. Most of the remains have been identified and await burial for the second time. For now though, they wait above ground in cemeteries awaiting tombs tied to the land.
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