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.
So much of today’s news emanates from New York, Washington or Los Angeles, but what we know is that amazing, authentic and genuine stories are being told around the country every day. Each week, "Dispatches from the Middle," which originally aired on Facebook Watch, takes a deep dive into one powerful local news story and gets a behind-the-broadcast look at how it came together.