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The Debris

Katrina: The Debris // Incredible By Modern Standards

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Detail of the National Weather Service Katrina Bulletin.

Incredible by Modern Standards— June 1

New Orleans is a weather town. As hurricane season begins, hear the most emotional federal weather bulletin ever written. Plus, more on how the National Weather Service is using social science to improve forecasts. And hear from New Orleans residents who say the argument to call our 2005 disaster “The Federal Flood” instead of just “Katrina” still holds water. Why that weather wording matters.

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Credit Animation: Jason Saul / Images: National Hurricane Center
Hurricane Katrina's 3-day cone.

Read the National Weather Service's report on its service during Hurricane Katrina.

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