Here and Now with Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson
Public radio's live
midday news program
With sponsorship from
Mathworks - Accelerating the pace of engineering and science
Accelerating the pace
of engineering and science
Friday, September 7, 2012

Louisiana Rancher Faces Desperate Situation After Hurricane Isaac

People try to rescue cattle from floodwaters after Isaac passed through the region, in Plaquemines Parish, La. (AP)

In Louisiana, some residents are still cleaning up from Hurricane Isaac. Last week, Isaac, a category 1 hurricane, pounded the Gulf Coast for nearly three days, forcing thousands of residents to evacuate their homes.

In Plaquemines Parish, flood waters are still high. While residents are trying to salvage what’s left of their homes and belongings, farmers are racing against time to rescue their livestock.

Khai Nguyen, the owner of the Midway Cattle Ranch in Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish told Here & Now‘s Sacha Pfeiffer that Hurricane Isaac killed 400 of his 500 cattle.

And he said that he’s still struggling to bring food and fresh water to his surviving animals.


  • Khai Nguyen, the owner of the Midway Cattle Ranch in Myrtle Grove in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

Please follow our community rules when engaging in comment discussion on this site.

Experts share a range of perspectives on how to combat the Islamic State militant group, and the role the U.S. should play.

Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

November 24 7 Comments

Ferguson: One Year Later

City council member Wesley Bell looks back on the past year since protests and violence swept the Missouri city.

November 24 3 Comments

Sam Sifton’s Tips For A Happy, Delicious Thanksgiving For All

The New York Times' food editor talks about his favorite dishes and how to accommodate everyone without going crazy.

November 23 3 Comments

James Taylor Is ‘Gobsmacked’ By Medal Of Freedom Honor

The five-time Grammy winner looks back on his career, ahead of receiving the country's highest civilian honor.

November 23 29 Comments

How To Travel While Black During Jim Crow

A postal worker created a guide for black travelers that was published almost every year from 1936 to 1966.