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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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.

BET News: Residents Clap Back After Writer Wishes a Hurricane Katrina

How could someone wish destruction on another community? (8/26/2015)

Solange to Play New Orleans Benefit Concert with ’Special Guest’

Solo teams with Brad Pitt's Make It Right foundation to commemorate 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

BET News Special: #Katrina10Years: Inside Musicians' Village in New Orleans

George Ingmire takes us on a tour of the neighborhood. (8/26/2015)
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