03/28/2008 02:44 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rebuilding New Orleans Is Slow Going; Billions In Aid Unspent

Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath caused an estimated $150 billion in Gulf-wide damage and turned New Orleans into one giant disaster zone.

Frustrated by the slow pace of recovery, some people decided to take matters into their own hands. Women of the Storm, an organization that is 600-strong, has served as tour guides for 187 members of Congress.

"No one can understand the magnitude of the devastation or the challenges unless they see it block by block, mile by mile," says member Anne Milling.

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