Flood Evacuees Find Shelter in 'Canadaville'

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mississippi floodwaters are forcing a wave of Americans to flee their homes. Fortunately for those living near Magnaville, Louisiana, there is hope for a new beginning. Situated 120 miles Northeast of New Orleans is a planned community created by a Canadian entrepreneur which served as a long-term solution for those displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Now that Americans living along the Mississippi River face the threat of major flooding, the place known to locals as “Canadaville” is being called on for help once again.

We're joined by Shane Carmichael, manager of the Magnaville Project in Louisiana and by Tonya Nelson. Tonya was originally a Hurricane Katrina evacuee who still lives in Canada-ville.


Shane Carmichael and Tonya Nelson

Produced by:

Hsi-Chang Lin

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