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President Barack Obama and New Orleans' recovery: 'Our work's not done' | NOLA.com

President Barack Obama speaks at the Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center at 1616 Caffin Avenue in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans Thursday, August 27, 2015. The President marked the10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina by visiting New Orleans. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune) (POOL PHOTO)
Mayor Mitch Landrieu was at the president's side from the moment he kicked off his tour of New Orleans on the tarmac of the cargo facility for Louis Armstrong International Airport. After shaking the hands of Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican presidential candidate, and Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., who had beaten Landrieu's older sister, Mary, in a fierce Senate race last fall, Obama swung his hand back, coming in fast to clasp the mayor's hand and pull him in for a hug.

Landrieu was with the president as he shook hands and exchanged pleasantries at almost every porch and front walk in the 2300 block of Magic Street. And the mayor stood just off to the side as Obama discussed his last stop at Dooky Chase's Restaurant with famed chef Leah Chase, flanked by her daughter Stella Chase Reese and her husband, Edgar Chase Jr.

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