Audio: In New Orleans, aging water system causes school closures

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Michael Isaac Stein / WWNO

The playground at John Dibert Elementary School.

Climate change is bringing more intense weather, including more rain, heat and storms. And in New Orleans, extreme weather can be disruptive. People park their cars up on curbs, and miss work and school.

It turns out kids missed a lot of school this past year, largely because of aging infrastructure failing during extreme weather.

As part of our series, New Orleans: Ready or Not?, WWNO’s Jess Clark reports.

This week, with our partner WWNO-FM, we explore how prepared the city is for the threats that climate change will bring in the series, “New Orleans: Ready or Not?”

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