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New Orleans' Hurricane Risk

In September, 2002, three years before Katrina devastated America's gulf coast, veteran NPR reporter Daniel Zwerdling investigated what would happen to New Orleans if it fell in the path of a Category 5 hurricane.

2002 / Daniel Zwerdling / All Things Considered, USA

In September, 2002, three years before Katrina devastated America's gulf coast, veteran NPR reporter Daniel Zwerdling investigated what would happen to New Orleans if it fell in the path of a Category 5 hurricane.

What he discovered then -- predictions of sea water filling the city up like a bowl and residents stranded without an escape route -- was so very close to what happened that Zwerdling's reports sound like an eerie foretelling of the future.


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Daniel Zwerdling

Daniel Zwerdling has served as NPR's environmental reporter, roving Africa correspondent, long-time host of Weekend All Things Considered


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