The Hurricane Katrina memorial you likely don't know about
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMEBER 21: Mardi Gras beads hang from a small field of crosses at a makeshift memorial for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the heavily damaged Ninth Ward November 21, 2005 in New Orleans. The Ninth Ward was one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in the area with many of the homes being destroyed. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMEBER 21: A makeshift memorial is seen on the spot where Vera Smith was killed by a hit-and-run driver as panicked residents fled the chaotic city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina November 21, 2005 in New Orleans. Smith's body lay by the roadside for days until neighbors built a makeshift grave and scrawled on it: 'Here Lies Vera. God Help Us.' Smith's body has since been removed by authorities. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 21: A makeshift memorial is seen in the heavily damaged Ninth Ward November 21, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The predominantly black, working-class community was one of the hardest hit areas of the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WAVELAND, MS - JULY 18: The United States flag flies near a makeshift memorial at the city limit sign for Waveland, Mississippi on July 18, 2006. The landscape nearest the beach in Waveland was decimated by Hurricane Katrina and very little rebuilding has taken place. (Photo by Andy Nelson/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 25: A white flag with the name of a hurricane Katrina victim is displayed on the lawn of the Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries August 25, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A memorial with 1,464 white flags bearing the names of those who died in Louisiana as a result of hurricane Katrina will be on display until August 30th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 25: A woman looks at rows of white flags bearing the names of a hurricane Katrina victims at the Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries August 25, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A memorial with 1,464 white flags bearing the names of those who died in Louisiana as a result of hurricane Katrina will be on display until August 30th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SHELL BEACH, LA - AUGUST 29: (L-R) Charles Ponstein, his wife Claudette and his mother Noemie read the names of victims at the St. Bernard Parish Memorial for victims of Hurricane Katrina August 29, 2007 at Shell Beach in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Today marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 28: A memorial honoring Vera Smith, the Katrina victim who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the hours following Hurricane Katrina, is seen August 28, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Smith's body lay uncovered at this spot for days before neighbors finally buried her in a makeshift grave there. The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is August 29. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
MA firefighter's helmet with personal notes written upon it, lies in the casket containing personal notes and letters from survivors of Hurricane Katrina, during a Katrina Memorial Ecumenical Service titled 'Farewell Katrina' at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Chalmette, Louisiana, on August 28, 2010. This was an opportunity for people to place personal letters and notes in a coffin to 'bury Katrina' and for a chance at closure nearly five years to the day of the deadly hurricane. AFP PHOTO/ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
A FEMA trailer can be seen in the background behind a Hurricane Katrina memorial in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, Wednesday, May 23, 2007. The monument is dedicated to the survivors and victims of Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. In the rebuilding plan for New Orleans there is a proposal to memorialize the hurricane victims and survivors on a much larger scale. The new memorial is expected to cost $3.5 million. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
A pallbearer places his white gloves atop a casket that holds the body of one of the unclaimed victims of Hurricane Katrina during a Hurricane Katrina memorial service in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 29, 2008. More than 80 people will be buried at the memorial. It has been three years since the deadly storm struck the city. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
** ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, AUG. 29, 2010 AND THEREAFTER ** Three mausoleums are seen at the New Orleans Katrina Memorial Park Friday, Aug. 13, 2010. A total of six mausoleums at the memorial hold the remains of 80 hurricane victims that were either unidentified or unclaimed years after the 2005 storm. (AP Photo/Chuck Cook)
The New Orleans Katrina Memorial Park, seen Friday, Aug. 13, 2010, was dedicated two years ago and holds the remains of 80 hurricane victims that were either unidentified or unclaimed after the 2005 storm. (AP Photo/Chuck Cook)
The Hurricane Katrina Memorial for St. Bernard Parish is seen as rain falls in Shell Beach, La., one day before the fifth anniversary of the storm, which took over 1,000 lives and devastated the region, Saturday,Aug. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
The Katrina memorial wall on the Town Green in downtown Biloxi, Miss., has special significance to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove, photographed following the fifth annual Hurricane Katrina memorial observance, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. His office handled 156 of the 170 persons whose names are etched in the wall. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Gayle Wicker, wife of U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., looks at the items inside the memorial display case following the fifth annual Hurricane Katrina memorial observance in Biloxi, Miss., Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010. Sen. Wicker was among the dignitaries who spoke. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
This Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, photo shows a memorial to Vera Smith, who died at a street corner in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and remained there for days until neighbors erected a tomb at the same spot on the sidewalk, in New Orleans. In the chaotic days after Katrina her makeshift grave, decorated with the words "Here Lies Vera, God help us," came to symbolize the breakdown of order in the city. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)
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She spoke to the man behind the memorial's intricate design, New Orleans coroner, Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, who intended the memorial to be in the shape of a hurricane.
That 'secret' often goes unnoticed, though -- unless visitors get a bird's-eye view.
Take a look for yourself in the video above.
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