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It was 10 years ago this month when Hurricane Katrina roared ashore on the Gulf Coast, wiping out miles of the Mississippi coast and leading to levee breeches that submerged 80 percent of New Orleans for weeks.NPR News and member stations will examine Katrina's legacy in south Louisiana, coastal Mississippi, and cities like Houston (which absorbed large numbers of evacuees in the months and years after the storm). We'll hear how the region and residents are doing today.

Roker on the true 'Storm of the Century'

WRVO's Catherine Loper and Al Roker

The most devastating hurricane in American history was not named Katrina or Sandy, but was a storm that struck Galveston, Texas in 1900. TV weatherman Al Roker has written a book about this storm, the people caught in it, and the lessons that were learned from it. Roker recently returned to his alma mater SUNY Oswego and spoke with WRVO's Catherine Loper about his new book "Storm of the Century.”