15 years ago, the levees failed after Hurricane Katrina and covered 80% of New Orleans in water. The Federal flood left a human and ecological disaster in its wake. We take a look back at the catastrophe, recovery and renewed hope for the culture of the Crescent City with Dr. John, Irma Thomas, the Rebirth Brass Band and Allen Toussaint and archival audio from our first broadcast After the Storm in September 2005.
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(Photo: Fats Domino’s house in the Lower Ninth Ward, four months after Hurricane Katrina, 2005 - Ethan Miller/Getty Images/via American Routes)