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Hurricane Katrina—2005
In September 2005, the massive storms Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita came ashore in the Gulf Coast. The flood waters caused the levee wall system in New Orleans to break down, and the city, some of which is located several feet below sea level, filled with water. The Oprah Show reported from New Orleans, Houston and Mississippi in a two-part look at the devastating conditions of those affected by the storm.

In 2006, Oprah fulfilled a promise to some Katrina and Rita survivors with the opening of Angel Lane in Houston.
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