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Hurricane Katrina in the US, 15 Years Later

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Click to expand Image People protest in front of the storm damaged city hall in New Orleans, Louisiana, over the city’s response to Hurricane Katrina. © 2006 Brian Root Fifteen years ago, I sat in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, hotel room, watching with a growing sense of dread as the first reports rolled in of the path of destruction cut through the southern US state by Hurricane Katrina’s fury. I had only lived in New Orleans for a month; I had few friends, no vehicle, or plan to evacuate. Thankfully, my neighbors loaded me into their van to escape the storm. I returned to New Orleans four…

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