Zeitoun Setting & Symbolism

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New Orleans, LA

Zeitoun and his family lived in New Orleans, LA, when the Category 5 hurricane, Katrina, struck and devastated the city.

Katrina

Katrina, a Category 5 hurricane, struck New Orleans, LA, on August 25, 2005. Zeitoun's wife took their kids to higher ground but Zeitoun stayed behind to watch over their property.

Zeitoun's Canoe

After the city of New Orleans flooded, Zeitoun took out an old aluminum canoe that he picked up somewhere and paddled around the neighborhood. He was able to get food and water to stranded people and pets and was able to take some people to safety.

Zeitoun's House

Zeitoun stayed at the family house on Dart Street in New Orleans. He carried as many items as he could up to the second floor of the house when the first floor was flooded. He slept on a tent on the roof because it was very hot and...

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