Five years after Hurricane Katrina drove Lena Johnson from New Orleans, her family's home since the 1930s, she misses its food, music and Mardi Gras. And she never wants to live there again.
"It was like a bird leaving a cage," said Johnson, 60, a New Orleans Chamber of Commerce employee for 24 years who left for Dallas and recently earned a college degree there. "I'm in Texas because there's opportunity for me to grow. Home is still suffering."
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