Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina was an Atlantic Ocean-based hurricane that struck the U.S. in 2005, causing nearly 2,000 deaths. The storm made landfall on August 29 in southeast Louisiana and devastated the Gulf Coast before it was done. New Orleans suffered the most casualties, as the levee system designed to keep out flooding failed, leaving most of the city under water. The federal response and rescue missions were widely criticized for their ineffectiveness, raising questions about race and class disparity, and the national and local governments' ability to protect citizens in times of crisis.

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Music News: Storm Stories: Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later

Big Freedia, Mystikal and more share memories of the flood. (8/31/2015)

George W. Bush Visits New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

Former president praises resurgence of the school system.

Hurricane Katrina Survivor Pursues Dreams of Pro Baseball

Earl Burl III talks signing to Toronto Blue Jays, after the storm.

Obama Walks New Orleans Streets, Says City 'Moving Forward'

President marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

BET News Special: Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell in High Water

Full Episode: BET returns to New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina. (8/27/2015)

In Their Own Words: #Katrina10Years

A look at quotes from the BET News special, Katrina 10 Years Later: Through Hell in High Water.
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