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Hollywood figures have taken to Twitter to remember the devastation caused 10 years ago by Hurricane Katrina.
The city of New Orleans marked the occasion Saturday with a memorial event, where Bill Clinton praised the city for its improvement but emphasized the need for continued recovery.
Here is a selection of tweets from entertainment figures about August 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, which claimed the lives of more than 1,800 people along the Gulf Coast.
In Treme, I was inspired by the progress & people 10 years after Katrina. It gives us hope, but our work isn’t done. pic.twitter.com/LDqsARhnZt
— President Obama (@POTUS) August 29, 2015
It’s been 10 yrs since Katrina hit New Orleans. The underserved youth still need us- let’s keep their futures bright http://t.co/u9gByicbSN
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) August 27, 2015
This Oscar-nominated movie about one woman’s struggle during and after Katrina will seriously move you. Streams here: http://t.co/ANpkyiSXsF
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 29, 2015
Tenth anniversary of Katrina. The day the scales fell from my/our eyes. Come back @kanyewest, all is forgiven.
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) August 30, 2015
Katrina..10 yrs ago today. Time for reflection & renewal. Going to spend next week w/family counting our blessings. pic.twitter.com/fXXNPe5d2y
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) August 29, 2015
I will never forget…New Orleans August 29th, 2005 http://t.co/sciFhTi0GT
— Stevie Nicks (@StevieNicks) August 30, 2015
Institutional Racism is real… Racially Disparate Views of New Orleans’s Recovery After Hurricane Katrina http://t.co/enu0GDGTom
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) August 25, 2015
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