Jeff Brady Jeff Brady is a NPR National Desk Correspondent based in Philadelphia. He covers the mid-Atlantic region and the energy industry.
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Reporter Jeff Brady has spent the last week in Louisiana, where he's following the progress of repairs to the hundreds of oil and gas platforms and pipelines damaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Although the weather hasn't yet allowed him to get out to a platform in the Gulf, Jeff's been able to commune with the nature of the Deep South. Superior Offshore International has a large ship with divers who are working on the damaged and destroyed pipelines. The company offered to take me and a few other reporters out to see how the work is accomplished. We arrived at the Lafayette Airport early this morning. At the time, weight seemed to be the biggest concern. There were six passengers instead of five and the cameras and audio equipment weighed a lot. But as we got out into the Gulf, an approaching storm started to worry the pilot. We diverted to Morgan City, La., to wait out the storm. Every 30 minutes, our pilot would return from the weather briefing room with more bad news... First the storm was moving one way, then back again, then it had completely surrounded the ship that was our target...
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