Twelve years ago today, a curse named Katrina lashed New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. More than 1,800 people died. The storm caused $108 billion in damage. It was the costliest hurricane in U.S. history.
For Sandy Breland, a former TV news director in New Orleans who witnessed the destruction firsthand, it has been difficult to watch Hurricane Harvey wreak havoc on Texas over the last few days.
"I watch the coverage from Texas and Hurricane Harvey," Breland said. "It is heartbreaking to watch, and it brings back memories."