Aug 26 2015

10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, Justice Elusive

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GUEST: Monique Harden, Co-Director & Attorney with Advocates for Environmental Human Rights.

Ten years ago, on August 26th 2005, a major storm named Hurricane Katrina emerged into the Gulf of Mexico and began gathering strength. Within three days it made landfall in southeast Louisiana as a category 3 storm, after increasing to a category 5.

It was the immediate and long-term after of Katrina that resulted in one of the worst natural disasters on US soil, impacting mostly poor African American residents of New Orleans and surrounding areas. About two thousand people died. Countless others lost homes. The very fabric of the city was ripped apart, and ten years later, it seems as though it has never been stitched back together again.

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