Montana to New Orleans: A Firefighter's Story

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Chelsea Neid helps break down a yellow "pond," a metal frame lined with waterproof tarp that is used as a reservoir for firefighters in places where fire hydrants still aren’t reliable. Jeff Brady, NPR hide caption

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Chelsea Neid helps break down a yellow "pond," a metal frame lined with waterproof tarp.

Chelsea Neid helps break down a yellow "pond," a metal frame lined with waterproof tarp that is used as a reservoir for firefighters in places where fire hydrants still aren’t reliable.

Jeff Brady, NPR

Thousands of outside contractors and workers are helping New Orleans recover. The story of one firefighter from Montana — now living in a tent in a French Quarter parking lot — highlights a frustrating lack of progress in rebuilding the city.

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