Meet The Man Who Rescued 400 People Following Hurricane Katrina

Kenny Bellau (right) and Matt Collins meet in New Orleans

Following the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and as we anxiously watch Hurricane Dorian looming off the southeastern coast of the United States, I speak to Kenny Bellau, who has an inspiring story to share. That’s because he rescued over 400 people in New Orleans in the chaotic aftermath of Katrina. It’s a portrait in resilience, courage, resourcefulness, with a surprisingly optimistic outlook about human nature. (Content heads-up: this podcast includes a couple of accounts of corpses that Kenny saw.) I hope you enjoy his story as much as I did.

Also, to look at photos Kenny took of New Orleans during his rescue work, click here.

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