Looking Back at Hurricane Katrina

This week on Sprouts, as a storm surge results in flash floods in parts of New Orleans, we commemorate the 7th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans and several other Gulf Coast communities in 2005.

Featured is an interview with Katrina survivor and New Orleans Artist, Alex Santiago. He retells his experiences during the natural disaster and the aftermath.

In 2005 Alex left San Francisco and headed to New Orleans. Hailing from the West coast, he didn’t really know what a hurricane was so when it approached New Orleans he decided to Hunker down.

This program is dedicated to the thousands of people who perished in Katrina and specifically to a New Orleans friend Gerard Tiger Hill.

Sprouts is a weekly program that features local radio production and stories from many radio stations and local media groups around the world. It is produced in collaboration with community radio stations and independent producers across the country.

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