Photojournalist Nick Oza, who came from Macon, Georgia, to help the Sun Herald staff in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, visits with a survivor and his cat. Oza is currently covering Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath in southeast Texas for Gannett.
Photojournalist Nick Oza, who came from Macon, Georgia, to help the Sun Herald staff in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, visits with a survivor and his cat. Oza is currently covering Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath in southeast Texas for Gannett. Mark Washburn File
Photojournalist Nick Oza, who came from Macon, Georgia, to help the Sun Herald staff in Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath, visits with a survivor and his cat. Oza is currently covering Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath in southeast Texas for Gannett. Mark Washburn File

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