Remembering Katrina, Two Louisiana Cities Acknowledge a Common Fate

1:48 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Remembering Katrina, Two Louisiana Cities Acknowledge a Common Fate

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The last seven years have given evidence of an unexpected development in New Orleans and Baton Rouge: The two metro areas have begun to work together.
Seven years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall 65 miles southeast of New Orleans. Winds topping 100 miles per hour ripped across the city, while its outdated levee system suffered 53 breaches, slowly submerging three-quarters of the city. Floodwaters rose above eight feet in many low-lying areas.
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