“Let us all come together so we can go as one and move another place instead of flooding out every year because we’re getting older,” says one resident of Pecan Acres, in Pointe Coupee Parish. “We’ll be better off. We won’t got to worry about worrying when the storms come.”
Hurricane Isaac was no match for New Orleans' newly reinforced flood control system. But outside the flood walls and pumping systems, Louisiana suffered. For one farmer in Plaquemines Parish, the rising waters killed 400 of his 500 cattle.
Katrina took their homes. BP's oil took their jobs. Coastal erosion could take their very land. The people of Grand Bayou Village in Louisiana's Plaquemines live in a microcosm of the major challenges facing the region.
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