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New Orleans' Hurricane Risk, Pt. I

When scientists consider the possibility of a major storm hitting the U.S. Gulf Coast, they say the ramifications could be devastating — especially for the city of New Orleans. If a Category 5 hurricane were to strike Louisiana, tens of thousands of lives could be lost. Hear how state and federal officials are working to prevent that scenario.

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Daniel Zwerdling is a correspondent in NPR's Investigations Unit.