It Happened In....New Orleans is the final instalment in a four part series looking at major disasters around the world and the impact they have had on the community in which they occurred.
|Destruction left by Hurrican Katrina|
August 2005, Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf coast of the United States, the city of New Orleans lay directly in its path.
Yet it would not be nature that would ultimately bring the city to its knees, but human error.
The failure of the city's levee system saw floodwaters engulf eighty percent of New Orleans.
With hundreds of thousands stranded in their homes, help would come too late for so many, with death and destuction tearing out the soul of this famous southern city.
Two years on, inaction and bureaucratic bungling have left New Orleans in tatters, many living a hollow existence in what was once a vibrant musical and cultural heartland of America.
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It Happened In... New Orleans will be aired from Monday 03 September 2007 at the following times GMT:
Monday 03 September (0630, 1430)
Tuesday 04 September (1130)
Wednesday 05 September (0600, 2030)
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