On August 24, 2005, a tropical storm is given the name Katrina. It hits Florida and after growing in the Gulf of Mexico, Hurricane Katrina makes landfall 60 miles southeast of New Orleans on the morning of August 29th.
(Video from National Geographic: “Hurricane Katrina Day by Day”)
September 1, 2005
An excerpt from a story in the Sun Herald:
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Frustration at slow emergency response grows on Mississippi coast
By Scott Dodd
“BILOXI — Overwhelming need gripped the Mississippi Coast two days after Hurricane Katrina dealt the region a devastating blow.
In the hardest-hit areas, where hundreds of people lost their homes, cars and everything they own, parents wandered the streets Wednesday begging for water for their babies, and local officials grew frustrated at the slow response.