Phyllis Montana-Leblanc

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Phyllis Montana-Leblanc is a resident of New Orleans, who has recently moved out of a FEMA trailer into her new home with her husband. She continues to put the pieces of her life back together.

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Now in paperback, the astounding and poignant account of how a Katrina survivor and her husband lived through one of our nation’s worst disasters—and continue to put their lives back together today.A driving force in Spike Lee’s acclaimed and hardhitting HBO documentary When the Levees Broke, Phyllis Montana-Leblanc became the outspoken voice of Katrina survivors everywhere. In her gut-wrenching memoir, Not Just the Levees Broke, she reveals the impending doom that she and her...


Meet Phyllis Montana-Leblanc

Phyllis LeBlanc recalls living through Hurricane Katrina, rebuilding her life, and what she hopes to convey to readers.