Founder Rosenthal featured in Floodlines created by The Atlantic Magazine

Founder Sandy Rosenthal is featured in a massive new project Floodlines: The story of an unnatural disaster, created by The Atlantic Magazine. 

It’s the story of the aftermath of the day the levees broke.

The segment featuring Rosenthal is titled: How could the levees have failed?

In addition to Rosenthal, the project features Gen Russel Honore, Tegan Wendland, Travis Lux, Mark Scheifstein, Eve Abrams and others.

Here’s a description of the ambitious project released by The Atlantic Magazine: 

Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature’s wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Launching March 12. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.


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Founder Sandy Rosenthal’s book is #1 New Release on

Founder Sandy Rosenthal’s debut book is now #1 New Release on in Groundwater & Flood Control.

The book is titled Words Whispered in Water: Why the Levees Broke in Hurricane Katrina.

Told in the first person, Rosenthal’s book describes her role as a citizen investigator and how––against all odds––she exposed the culprit in the catastrophic flooding of New Orleans and compelled the news media, and the government, to tell the truth.

The publisher is Florida-based Mango Publishing. The book is due out in August 2020.

To preorder the book, click here.

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A project is the featured story in this week’s Gambit.

The Flooded House Museum, which opened in March 2019, is the 4th featured story–– one of 13 Hidden Museums in New Orleans..

When purchased the house in 2016, the group worked in partnership with the neighborhood residents and developed a special plan.

Volunteer contractors installed walls, a doorway and a foyer to give dimension to the flooded remains. After that, volunteer artists staged the room using donated furniture and items from dozens of supporters.

The artists then “distressed” the staged exhibit to create a flooded replica effect using theater art and scenic design techniques.

The final exhibit replicates what homes in the neighborhood may have looked like after the Army Corps of Engineers’ floodwall failed and homeowners returned from their flood-imposed exile.

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