Katrina Uncovers: Left Behind
More than a month has passed since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. And still, in New Orleans nearly two-thirds of the power is out, the tap water is not drinkable, and garbage and debris fill the deserted streets. Officials say the threat of fire and disease remains high as rescue and recovery efforts continue.
Most being rescued now are those who remained, but not by choice. In this third part of a special series on Katrina, we take a look at those left behind and the organizations working to help them: the elderly – including grandparents who parent their grandchildren, and companion animals rescued from Gulf Coast areas devastated by Katrina.
This week’s host: Tena Rubio. Contributing producers: Emily Polk, Grace Turner