Coastal News Roundup

The coastal news roundup airs on Fridays on 89.9 WWNO-FM. The segment is a collaboration with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune.

Support for the Coastal Desk comes from the Walton Family Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation and local listeners.

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The National Hurricane Center predicted 2017 to be an above-average year for storms. But so far Harvey and Irma have been some of the strongest storms on record.

Environmental reporter Mark Schleifstein has reported on hurricanes throughout his 33 years with The Times-Picayune. As a result, he's garnered quite a reputation.

On this week's coastal news roundup, WWNO coastal reporter Tegan Wendland and Nola.com The Times-Picayune coastal reporter Sara Sneath talk with him about how modeling has changed, and how this season compares to years past.

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This week on the Coastal News Roundup, we're talking about the recent floods.

Heavy rains flooded portions of New Orleans last weekend. In the days since, we've learned that there are mechanical problems with the city’s drainage equipment — not only with the pumps, but also with the generators that power them.

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Every Friday we sit down with coastal reporters at Nola.com/The Times-Picayune to recap the week's coastal news.

This week on the Coastal News Roundup, WWNO's Travis Lux chats with Nola.com/The Times-Picayune's Sara Sneath. They talk about a big, new model of the Mississippi River at LSU, then head to Vermillion Parish for a case study on what can happen in the absence of a comprehensive levee system.

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