Nine years ago Hurricane Katrina visited the Gulf Coast of the U.S. and wreaked havoc in so many ways and so many places.
The final death toll was at 1,836, primarily from Louisiana (1,577) and Mississippi (238). More than half of these victims were senior citizens.
New Orleans was the major story on most news broadcasts. That's when I decided to create this website to share the storm's affect on the Northshore and Gulf Coast
There have been great strides made during the last 9 years, but some areas are still ghost towns. Parts of St. Bernard Parish there are still empty lots where subdivisions used to be. The Mississippi Gulf Coast was completely flattened as Katrina came ashore from the storm, but it has rebounded quite nicely.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we stayed for the storm. Our observations are at this link.
I have many memories from the storms documented throughout this blog. Just put Katrina in the search box located on the top left of the page.
NOLA dot com has put together an article that talks about population change, economic upturns and "lingering challenges" in the 9 years at this link
Recommended reading and films about the storm and the aftermath can be found here.