The flooding crisis in New Orleans is affecting all parts of the United States.
A new report from The Water Project shows that there are more than 5.5 million people without drinking water in the United Sates, a number that is growing.
The Water Project estimates that the crisis is expected to be a catastrophe for the United State’s economy by 2020, with an additional 6 million people facing severe economic losses.
“Our nation is in deep crisis,” Water Project Director and former Texas Gov.
Rick Perry told ABC News in an interview.
“We’re seeing the damage of the Katrina storm in Louisiana.
It’s a big disaster, but it’s not the largest.
It is a disaster for our economy.”
This is the sixth in a series of reports on the flooding crisis.
Read the first part of this series here.