|N.O. reopens to 170,000 residents|
NEW ORLEANS (AP)-- Some of the city's most popular neighborhoods officially reopened to residents Friday, a move that could bring back about a third of New Orleans' half-million inhabitants, including the French Quarter.
Serious hazards remain because of bacteria-laden floodwaters, a lack of clean water and a sewage system that has not been fully repaired. The stench of garbage piled up in some areas is overpowering, and stretches of the city are pitch-black at night.
Some residents came back only to pack and leave.