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Wetlands and marshlands that once protected New Orleans and the surrounding areas from storm surge have been depleted over the years. Here, the $1.1 billion Lake Borgne Surge Barrier outside New Orleans in 2015. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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To Fight Coastal Damage, Louisiana Parishes Pushed To Sue Energy Industry

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Richie Blink, born and raised in Plaquemines Parish, La., south of New Orleans, works for the National Wildlife Federation. He got in touch with an archaeologist to take a look at some shards of pottery that were eroding into the Gulf of Mexico. Blink holds a pottery shard that could be 300 to 500 years old, from the Plaquemine culture of what's called the Bayou Petre phase. Tegan Wendland/WWNO hide caption

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Louisiana History Washes Away As Sea Levels Rise, Land Sinks

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence campaigns with John Neely Kennedy, the Republican Senate candidate in Louisiana. Kennedy faces Democrat Foster Campbell in a runoff election on Dec. 10. Ryan Kailath/WWNO hide caption

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Democrats Make Long-Shot Effort To Win Louisiana Senate Seat

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A map from the National Weather Service shows tornado reports (red T), wind reports (blue W) and hail reports (green H) for Tuesday. More than 20 tornadoes were reported as a powerful storm system moved through the Southeast. Zoom in on the map here. National Weather Service/Google Maps/Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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A police officer keeps protesters at bay before a debate for Louisiana candidates for the U.S. Senate at Dillard University in New Orleans Wednesday night. Gerald Herbert/AP hide caption

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Former KKK Leader David Duke Blames Debate Protests On Black Lives Matter 'Radicals'

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A coffin is seen in a flooded cemetery in August in Sorrento, La. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Keeping The Dead In Their Place

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Evacuees sleep in cots on Aug. 19 at the shelter set up at the River Center arena in Baton Rouge, La., as the area deals with the record flooding. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Louisiana Kids Return To School, A Bubble Of Normalcy After Massive Floods

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Myra Engrum stands by the huge pile of her and her son's belongings, plus all the wet building materials that have been pulled out of her flooded house. Eve Troeh/Eve Troeh hide caption

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A Mom's Life, Rebuilt After Katrina, Wrecked By Baton Rouge Floods

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Hilton Pray, 82, holds one of thousands of his photographs that were damaged after an estimated 4-feet of water filled his home in Denham Springs, La. Collin Richie/Humans of the Water hide caption

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After Louisiana Floods, A Photographer Finds Resilience

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Cleanup crews roll through East Baton Rouge picking up debris from massive floods that ravaged the state last week. Ari Shapiro/NPR hide caption

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Cleanup Crews Roll Through Baton Rouge After Louisiana Flooding

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Amber Lakin (front) and colleague Julia Porras work at Central City Concern, an organization that does outreach and job training to combat homelessness and addiction in Portland, Ore. Lakin went through the welfare system and now works with Central City Coffee, an offshoot of the main organization, which uses coffee roasting/packaging as a job training space. Leah Nash for NPR hide caption

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20 Years Since Welfare's Overhaul, Results Are Mixed

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Louisiana resident David Key rides away after reviewing the damage to his home. Federal officials have expanded a disaster declaration after flooding in the state damaged tens of thousands of homes and left nine people dead. Max Becherer/AP hide caption

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