Down the Drain is a WWL-TV investigative project that explores what went wrong and where the blame lies for New Orleans' drainage crisis. Down the Drain was reported and produced by WWL-TV's investigative team: Katie Moore, David Hammer, Mike Perlstein, TJ Pipitone and Danny Monteverde. Infographics and multimedia design by Sam Winstrom and Kevin Dupuy.
NEW ORLEANS -- As heavy rains swamped the streets of New Orleans, residents grabbed their phones to record amateur video of the floodwaters.
Dozens of videos were submitted to the WWL-TV Facebook page on Aug. 5. Explore the story map below to watch some of them.