Sunday Edition: Hardscrabble Days, Milky Way Nights

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by Lesley Simpson / Eyewitness News

wwltv.com

Posted on September 11, 2011 at 5:14 PM

Six years ago, tens of thousands of people were evacuating metro New Orleans, or had already evacuated, and thousands more decided to ride out the storm that forecasters warned could be a killer, a storm that could spell the end of New Orleans as we knew it.

Dennis’ guest carpenter and author, Lee Mullikin, and his wife were among those who stayed, rode it out, and then they stayed on through the dangerous days that followed.

In his book about the experience, Hardscrabble Days, Milky Way Nights, Lee Mullikin, describes a time when lawlessness prevailed, a time of no electricity, no running water, a time when you had to guard the gas in your car, and hide the provisions in your house.

Author Lee Mullikin joins Dennis to talk about the days after Hurricane Katrina and his new book about those lawless days.

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