How the levees held

10m · September 1, 2021

How the levees held

Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana on Sunday, August 29. The powerful storm grew to Category 4 by the time it crashed into the coast, and with a storm this strong, one big question was on everybody’s mind: Will the levees hold this time? They did, and here to explain how they worked is Associated Press reporter Jeff Amy (@jeffamy). Jeff wrote an explainer about the new levee system in New Orleans. And you can find additional coverage of Hurricane Ida at  Enjoyed this episode? Rate Recode Daily ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ and leave a review on Apple Podcasts.   What do you want to learn about on Recode Daily? Send your requests and questions to [email protected] We read every email!    Subscribe for free. Be the first to hear the next episode of Recode Daily by subscribing in your favorite podcast app.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit This episode was made by:  Host: Rani Molla (@ranimolla) Producer: Sofi LaLonde (@sofilalonde) Engineer: Paul Robert Mounsey Support Recode Daily by making a financial contribution to Vox! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


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