The Aftermath of Tropical Storm Lee

Monday, September 05, 2011

It’s now six years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and caused one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history. And over the weekend the people of New Orleans and Louisiana braced yet again for another onslaught. Tropical Storm Lee caused torrential downpours across the region and flooding in some low lying communities, such as the town of Jean Lafitte, where mandatory evacuations were in place and the waters rose high.

We're speaking with Mark Schleifstein, staff writer at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans, and Tim Kerner, mayor of Jean Lafitte.


Tim Kerner and Mark Schleifstein

Produced by:

Susie Warhurst

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