With the eye of the downgraded category 2 hurricane 85 miles offshore, damage and flooding has been minimal. TODAY’s Al Roker and The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore report from N.C. and The Weather Channel’s Julie Martin reports from Ocean City, Md.
5 years ago, initial landfall for Hurricane Katrina was 80 miles south of New Orleans in Buras, Louisiana. A storm surge of 28 feet of water destroyed every building in this small town. Hear from Paul Gipson, who came back and rebuilt.
David Muth, chief of planning and resource stewardship for Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve and Professor Larry McKinney, executive director at the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M in Corpus Christi, explain the importance of the Louisiana wetlands i
Rachel Maddow explains the importance of wetlands to the protection of the entire Gulf Coast region - wetlands that are already eroding at an alarming pace and are now drastically threatened by encroaching oil from the BP oil disaster.