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This Amusement Park 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Is Now The Abode Of Gruesome Alligators!
It's been ten years since the hurricane Katrina that caused such devastation that it cannot be forgotten made landfall. But even after a decade, some parts of the affected places have not been able to find their way back to normalcy, and of them is the Six Flags New Orleans amusement park that has now become the home of alligators that had been swept into the area with the hurricane flood. Check it out!
Even after 10 years, things have not changed.
The former Six Flags New Orleans amusement park in Louisiana has been abandoned ever since hurricane Katrina hit in 2005
The water that had filled in was pumped out after a long three months after the storm subsided.
It's been ten years, but yet the park remains in state of decay as plans for reconstruction and reopening struggle to hold ground.
Photographer Seph Lawless ventured into the park to capture the disturbing sceneries of the destroyed, decayed park.
The latest action that the park has seen is during the shooting of films like Jurassic Park and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and that is all.
Film crews have to hire animal wranglers in order to keep actors and crew safe from snakes and boars.
Flood water from the hurricane swept in alligators into the region, which have now grown to be up to 12 feet long.
The space has now become one of the most loved spots for 'urban explorers.
The city of New Orleans terminated the lease of Six Flags in 2009 and has been looking for a way to develop the 150-acre site.
Six Flags had bought the park from original owners Jazzland in the late 1990s, though the new owners were only able to operate for three seasons before Katrina.
Many parts of the park are now covered in graffiti, like this Spongebob Squarepants ride wall.
Most of the park is now in wrecks, as is shown in the picture. This is a picture of a train track wreck from the park.
There are however parts of the park that are still intact, but remain abandoned nevertheless.
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