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After being submerged during Hurricane Katrina, the Circle Food Store, a black-owned grocery serving New Orleans’s 7th Ward since 1938, remained shuttered for eight years. Eventually, buoyed by federal funding and local grants, it reopened in 2014. Then, earlier this month, the waters rose again.

Standing water climbed as torrents of rain splattered across the city and pumps lacked sufficient generators to power them. The tide swallowed the shelves at Circle Food—the highest point, says owner Dwayne Boudreaux Jr., since Katrina struck a decade ago.

As the store wrung itself dry, customers would be left in a lurch. “Most of my people, they don’t have transportation,” Boudreaux told the news station WWLTV. “This is the only grocery store they go to. They walk here.”

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