Some of the thousands of residents forced to flee New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina have started a new life in eastern Carolina.
Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the hurricane that killed close to 2,000 people and caused more than 80 billion dollars in damage.
One of the people who left New Orleans and moved to Greenville is Dr. Robert Martensen of the ECU Brody School of Medicine. He was a professor at Tulane University when disaster struck. Dr. Martensen says, "I just remolded my home because I had problems with storms before, so I tried to make the whole lower floor flood-proof, I put in flood-proof sheet rock, drains, raised the electric." All of that didn't matter when Katrina struck.
Dr. Martensen relocated to eastern Carolina in 2006 and says he is still battling with insurance companies.