1000 Year Flood - USA Premiere
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1000 Year Flood Trailer
In August of 2016, an unnamed storm surprised the communities of South Louisiana, pummeling them with 33 inches of rain in three days. The residual flooding damaged 143,000 homes, leaving tens of thousands of people homeless or in shelters. With nowhere to go and the majority without flood insurance, victims looked to the Federal Emergency Management agency (FEMA) for assistance to disaster recovery and the rebuilding efforts. The government organized recovery effort was appalling, leaving many residents feeling dismissed and forgotten. But, among the dwindling hope, the people of Louisiana banded together to form several grassroots organizations to feed, shelter, clothe, and rebuild the forgotten survivors. These self- proclaimed "coon asses" created an association of groups known as the Cajun Nations, with an infrastructure that soon rivaled and outperformed multi-billion dollar government agencies.
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Director, Lauren Durr is a native of Baron Rouge, LA and discoverd a love for classic films and television at an early age. She pursued a degree at the Communications School of Elon University in North Carolina and graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in 2005. Lauren moved to New York in 2010 to pursue reality television editing, To date, she has edited countless shows airing on networks including TLC. A&E, Discovery, HGTV, CNBC, and Up Network.