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Lost in the Storm, Part 2

Lost in the Storm, Part 2

Update: 2018-09-1421
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Even as floodwaters caused by Hurricane Harvey began to recede, Wayne Dailey was pleading with emergency services to send someone to rescue his wife. Guests: Annie Brown, a producer for The Daily, speaks with Wayne Dailey, who sought urgent medical care for his wife during Hurricane Harvey, and Sheri Fink, who reported this story for The New York Times Magazine. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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gaerie066

I wonder, was there an evacuation notice given for this area? If so, all those thousands who stayed to party and then overwhelmed the rescue systems with cries of save me save are more culpable than anyone

Sep 21st
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Samantha Delmer

gaerie066 There was and as a medical professional listening to this, I steadily became more angry. This could have been avoided had they evacuated as they should have.

Sep 21st
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Melynda Rowe

I can't wrap my head around how unbelievably unprepared the rescuers and support systems were! this story is so incredibly heartbreaking

Sep 14th
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gaerie066

Melynda Rowe you get what you pay for

Sep 22nd
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Rachel Weiss

I almost cried in public listening to this

Sep 14th
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Ike Samuel Jr.

Rachel Weiss ughhh I knowwwwww..... the way it was produced and that way they set it up and lead into it made the outcome so intense. I'm a truck driver and listening to this episode got me all choked up and watery eyed. had to pull over to compose myself lol

Sep 14th
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Brabo

Heartbreaking. Most powerful story I've heard in a long time. Extreme love and extreme failure.

Sep 14th
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Chris Carson

Wow. Just wow. The indifference these dispatchers show is shameful. There's a balance required for these situations and they failed tragically.

Sep 14th
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Peter Chaloner

Weather is not news. Enough with hurricane stories.

Sep 14th
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Samantha Delmer

Anthony There were notices to evacuate! This wasn't the government's fault- they do a lot of shit, but they dont control the weather. This family should have left when they were told to, as well as the 1000s of others who thought they could outpower flood waters. This story only makes me feel understanding for the emergency response, and irritated with those who didn't plan.

Sep 21st
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Peter Chaloner

Peter Chaloner Weather is Nature. Save it for National Geographic. I want news of men, not Nature. "The proper study of mankind is men."

Sep 14th
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Allison Fine

Beautifully reported & produced and heartbreaking as hell. What happened to their child?

Sep 14th
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Lost in the Storm, Part 2

Lost in the Storm, Part 2