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LOWER NINTH WARD: BURNELL COTLO
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Burnell Cotlon is a business owner in Lower Ninth Ward, a New Orleans native who returned to rebuild his home, then used his life savings to build the only supermarket in the area. The Lower Ninth Ward, historically a working class African-American neighborhood, experienced catastrophic flooding during Katrina due to levee breaks. The area has been among the slowest in the city to rebuild since Katrina.