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Recovery Efforts Continue After 2008 Indiana Floods

This weekend marks the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the 2005 event that devastated residents of New Orleans and the Gulf region. But the year 2008 brought a rash of floods a little closer to home. Heavy rains and levee breaks wiped away infrastructure and left many homeless around the Midwest. Indiana was hit particularly hard. There were major floods in January, June and September of that year. And while the waters eventually cleared, the recovery process continues—some rebuilding efforts are still underway today. One of the organizations that formed in response to the devastation is the Lakeshore Area Regional Recovery of Indiana–or LARRI. Jane Delligatti is Executive Director of LARRI and she explains recovery efforts.

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