Five years ago Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Louisiana coast, packing winds of 125 miles per hour. Today New Orleans and surrounding areas are still trying to recover.
The Bay-Waveland School District will celebrate the opening of two new schools today, five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the community. Waveland Elementary's ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 9:00 this morning. That will be followed by a 10:30 a.m. ribbon cutting at North Bay Elementary.
Two women who Katrina brought to East Texas are now reflecting on the storm, and their decision to stay here.
Volunteers say it seems like just yesterday Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.
There's no denying Katrina changed a lot of things, but all the changes weren't all for the bad. For some Biloxi neighbors, it brought about a new tradition and a new sense of what it truly means to be neighbors.
Five years after Katrina, in a break of morning showers Sunday, people filled the now neatly manicured Biloxi Town Green to remember the most precious losses of Katrina.
Sunday marked the 5-year anniversary since hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf coast, causing massive flooding that devastated the city of New Orleans and killed 1,800 people. Although the storm was hundreds of miles from Louisville, it has had an effect on those who live here.
Some Hurricane Katrina survivors in Memphis spent the fifth anniversary of the tragedy in local churches giving thanks.
Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans, the city's healing continues, but scars remain.
It was five years ago today that hurricane Katrina took the lives of many and wiped out the city of New Orleans. A day, those effected by it will never forget. Memories, homes, and jobs all lost, but one thing the Dienet family didn't lose was each other.
Although most of the damage was in Louisiana and Mississippi, Hurricane Katrina killed two people here in Alabama and caused damage...
Jackson County is steadily getting back on its feet after being knocked down by one of the worst storms in the United States History five years ago. As Patrice Clark reports, Hurricane Katrina's devastation motivated the county and citizens to build back safer, smarter and stronger.
At a sunrise service in Ocean Springs Sunday morning, it was a time to look back five years ago when Katrina struck the coast, but also a time to look forward. Despite the threat of rain, several people showed up to worship and give thanks. Doug Walker was there, and has the story.
Local and state dignitaries along with a member of the Obama Administration joined to applaud the rebuilding efforts of the Gulf Coast. They also recognized all those who have helped along the way. Hundreds of people gathered in front of Gulfport's City Hall to listen in as dignitaries praised their hard work and also took a look back at this day five years ago.
It was a celebration of how people of different faiths can work together for the common good. An interfaith sunrise worship service at Trinity Episcopal Church in Pass Christian recognized the impact that many religious groups have had in hurricane recovery.
Shawn Herndon had just started classes at McNeese State University. Two weeks later his childhood home took a direct hit from Katrina...
Obama is to speak Sunday afternoon at Xavier University, a historically black, Catholic university that was badly flooded by the storm. The White House says he will discuss what's been done and remains to be done in rebuilding from Katrina.
As the 5-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, the University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast continues its efforts to repair and rebuild the Gulf Park campus in Long Beach, along with the university's teaching and research sites throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
It's the story of two communities, forever connected, through the power of a camera lens and a monstrous storm called Katrina. It all started after a group of high school students traveled to Bay St. Louis six months after the storm. From that trip, a documentary was born and a lasting link from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast was created.
A relay run commemorated the fifth anniversary of Katrina by bringing the Mississippi Gulf Coast together, from east to west. Elizabeth Vowell was there and has the story of celebration.
When Hurricane Katrina hit the national media interviewed many of the survivors. Sitting in her office, at the 411 call center in Shreveport, Bessie Tyler took the calls and heard the stories of many who would not make it out of the city alive.
Katrina came ashore and washed away, leaving Waveland ground zero. The storm devastated the town of 8,000, washing away all government buildings and businesses and about 95 percent of the homes.
Finding affordable insurance remains a critical issue five years after Hurricane Katrina. That's what participants in an economic development conference in Hancock County were told on Friday. They heard from a local insurance executive and 4th District Congressman Gene Taylor, who has been at the forefront in fighting for insurance reform.
Five years after Katrina, all of the yacht clubs on the coast are back, rising from the ruin of the storm. Sailing and yacht clubs have been a big part of our coastal culture since the mid 19th century.
Bay St. Louis is one of the highest points on the entire Gulf of Mexico coastline, but its elevation didn't spare the city from Hurricane Katrina's devastation. Left homeless were 3200 families, all municipal buildings heavily damaged and unusable and 400 businesses were lost.
We all have our Katrina survival stories. Some are more dramatic than others. There are stories of people chopping through the roof to escape their flooded homes, swimming through debris-filled waters, or clinging to trees until the winds died down. Trang Pham-Bui shares one family's struggle to stay alive the day Katrina roared ashore.
Five years ago Hurricane Katrina swirled out of the Gulf of Mexico and smashed the city of New Orleans. That storm displaced thousands of residents -- some of whom now call Montgomery home.
A national news anchor and a Pass Christian native, Robin Roberts came home to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with south Mississippians who rebuilt after the storm.
It's been nearly 5 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the gulf coast. Victims were forced to relocate to other areas, including Lubbock.
Five years ago the Gulf Coast region was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Today,Governor Haley Barbour issued his progress report on the years since Katrina.
A few days after Katrina plowed through Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour announced that Jones County was the second hardest hit area in the state.
R3SM will commemorate the fifth year anniversary of Katrina with a Katrina day of service.
As we approach the fifth anniversary of Katrina, one group of people stand out more than most in helping all of us survive. They are the first responders who risked their lives rescuing people from their storm battered homes. If it weren't for their efforts, some of us might not be here today. Doug Walker has the story from the city known as ground zero: Waveland.
There were many side effects to hurricane Katrina's damage, we quickly realized while covering it that gas was one of them.
Hurricane Katrina permanently changed the face of Biloxi. East Biloxi specifically did not see many people or homes return. Prior to Katrina, Biloxi was booming, with the gaming industry bringing a lot of people to town. Its population was 50,644 and growing.
Recovery from Katrina is often measured by firsts: The first business to rebuild or the first school to re-open. Chuck and Joyce Linkey have the distinction of being the first to receive a Certificate of Occupancy in Pass Christian. Trang Pham-Bui visited the couple six months after the storm, when they were the only family still living in their shattered neighborhood. Trang shows us how life has changed for the Linkeys and their neighborhood five years later.
To say that Pearl River Community College's recovery from Hurricane Katrina has been a long road is an understatement, and President Dr. William Lewis was there every step of the way.
Elora and Jeremy Edward didn't think they would ever live anywhere besides New Orleans, but when Hurricane Katrina hit everything changed. Now, they call Shreveport home.