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Called "one of the rawest specimens of classic Nawlins spitfire you'll ever find" by Newsweek, and featured in Spike Lee's HBO documentary When the Levees Broke, Phyllis Montana-Leblanc gives an astounding and poignant account of how she and her husband lived through one of our nation's worst disasters, and continue to put their lives back together.

New Orleans Hurricane Katrina survivor Phyllis Leblanc reveals moment by moment the impending doom she and her family experienced during one of the greatest disasters in contemporary American history. The initial weather forecast, the public warnings from officials, and then the increasingly devastating developments -- the winds and rain, the rising waters -- Not Just the Levees Broke begs the question, What would you do in a life-and-death situation with your family and neighbors facing the ultimate test of character?

Not Just the Levees Broke is a portrayal of the human spirit at its best -- the generosity of family, neighbors, and strangers; the depth of love that one can hold for another; the power to help and heal others.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Montana-Leblanc, Phyllis.
Montana-Leblanc, Phyllis -- Family.
New Orleans (La.) -- Biography.
African American women -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography.
Disaster victims -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Biography.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
New Orleans (La.) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.