National Geographic Explorer

Season 2 Episode 28

Drowning New Orleans

Aired Monday 10:00 PM Jun 21, 2006 on National Geographic
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Drowning New Orleans
NGC explorer deconstructs the events that led to the flooding and destruction of New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The program focuses on the breeching of the levees that was built to keep Lake Ponchartrain at bay. It features exclusive footage of the 17th street canal levee breech shot by a New Orleans firefighter on the morning that the hurricane struck, the breech which resulted in the waters flowing into the Big Easy.moreless

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