Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms

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Little, Brown, Jun 27, 2009 - Nature - 384 pages
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At 5:02 A.M. on August 29, 2005, Power Went Out in the Superdome. Not long after, wind ripped giant white rubber sheets off the roof and sent huge shards of debris flying toward Uptown. Rivulets of rainwater began finding their way down through the ceiling, dripping and pouring into the stands, the mezzanine, and the football field. Without ventilation, the air began to get gamy with the smell of sweat and garbage. The bathrooms stopped working. Many people slept; others waited, mostly in silence.

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Path of destruction: the devastation of New Orleans and the coming age of superstorms

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These twoTimes-Picayune reporters drew a bead on the Big Easy's potential fate as a hurricane victim three years ahead of the calamity in a series called "Washing Away." They display their depth of ... Read full review


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Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
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