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Lisa Ling has been to war zones around the world yet felt overwhelmed by the chaotic scene she witnessed right here on American soil. Thousands of survivors, many separated from loved ones, gathered at a triage center amidst garbage and debris as they waited to be evacuated.

Lisa listened to people recount their stories of survival as a constant stream of military helicopters flew overhead. One woman separated from her four children described the devastation saying, "It's hell, it really is hell."
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FROM: Oprah on Location: Inside the Katrina Catastrophe
Published on September 06, 2005

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