In my opinion, for the Gulf region to truly grow strong again they need sound churches even more than rebuilt businesses & derricks.
This view from the US-9O bridge shows No Movement. this is inside the military checkpoints. Businesses arent selling, factories lay idle. Churches not open, houses sit lonely. No traffic noise. Stench will not quit and you don't get used to it like you can get used to say, a horse pasture. River is clean of nothing but traffic. Barges piled on banks for convenience.