Drowning New Orleans

52 min.
On August 28, America woke up to a shocking surprise. Katrina, a moderate “category one” hurricane that recently skirted Florida, had blown up overnight into a massive hurricane. Now it was a “category five” and it was headed straight for New Orleans. After three sleepless days watching live news coverage, Larry Cumbo was given the assignment to “go home” with a camera to film. Widespread violence had delayed rescuers, and there was no food, no water, no gas and no utilities. The National Geographic crew rigged out a 4×4 SUV, self-contained with everything they needed, and headed down to New Orleans.