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One Historian Shares Perspective On Hurricane Harvey09:40
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Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Flooded homes are shown near Lake Houston following Hurricane Harvey on Aug. 29, 2017, in Houston. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Hurricane Harvey's unprecedented rainfall and flooding comes on the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's deluge in New Orleans.

Historian John Barry (@johnmbarry) has served on flood control boards in that area and also wrote "Rising Tide," a book about the massive Mississippi River flood of 1927. Barry joins Here & Now's Robin Young to reflect on those storms and Harvey.

This article was originally published on August 31, 2017.

This segment aired on September 1, 2017.

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