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'The scars still show': New Orleans 15 years after Hurricane Katrina

Travers Mackel and Margaret Orr on covering the worst storm to hit the United States.

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Fifteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina battered the Gulf Coast, leaving damage in her path, but none worse than what happened to New Orleans. On Aug. 29, 2005, levees in the heart of the city broke, flooding parts of New Orleans up to 15 feet.

Travers Mackel and Margaret Orr, both native New Orleanians and journalists at WDSU in New Orleans, worked through the storm and her aftermath, and reflect on what it was like to both live and cover the disaster.


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