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From the Vault: Hurricane Katrina's Devastating Imact

Clip: Season 2015 | 25m 48s

10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina made landfall on the Gulf coast. Nearly 2000 people were killed & thousands more were left homeless by the costliest natural disaster in history. The cleanup cost more than $100 billion. New Orleans was the hardest hit; the city's levee system failed leaving 80% of the city underwater. Political leaders came under public scrutiny for their handling of the disaster.

Aired: 08/25/15

Rating: NR

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