"Exactly one month after Hurricane Katrina chased him out of New Orleans, Todd Larche is driving back.
He has an ax and a box cutter and gallons of water in his pickup. He has bleach and rubber gloves. He doesn't know whether he'll be allowed back in, but he's packed everything he can think of to hedge his bets against what he might find.
It's over 20 hours and 1,100 miles from his in-laws' Silver Spring home, where he and his family of five have taken refuge, to his own home in the Ninth Ward.
His wife, Michele, has given him a list of things to get from the house. At the top: "Anything," underlined twice." - Lonnae O'Neal Parker, The Washington Post
A wonderfully sad tale, with heartfelt photographs by Sarah L. Voisin of The Post.