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1 June, 2006. Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana. First day of hurricane season. Children of the storm return home. R/L; Arthur Murph clambers out of the rubble of what remains of his home. His daughters' friend Renisha Menendez (11 yrs) retrieves an evacuation suitcase he packed for his daughter Ariana, but was never able to get out before the home was destroyed. They stand in the wreckage of what used to be Murph and Ariana's home at 1739 Jourdan Ave in the devastated Lower 9th Ward. The huge barge which smashed through the original flood wall came to rest in front of their house, where a tidal wave of water rushed through, devastating the area where so many people died. Four of Arthur's neighbours perished in the storm. Arthur was in his home when the levee breached, he claims the night of the 28th August, 2005, the night before Hurricane Katrina made landfall. Arthur smashed his way out of his roof and swam to a neighbors house where he remained for 3 days awaiting rescue. Arthur can not go into details because of a pending lawsuit. He appears in the Spike Lee movie about the storm.
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