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Inside Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina's path and power were known and its arrival was also known. Yet, somehow, when it slammed into the Louisiana coast with Category 4 winds and an equally strong storm surge, no one was prepared for the chaos it unleashed. Using comprehensive analysis of events, hours of government audio tapes, and personal interviews, sheds new light on the fateful decisions of those in charge and the struggles of those fighting to survive its impact. c2005. 92 min.