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  • Katrina Untold: Robin Roberts, In Her Own Words

    Katrina Untold: Robin Roberts, In Her Own Words

    Sunday, August 23 2015 10:08 PM EDT2015-08-24 02:08:28 GMT
    Tuesday, January 30 2018 3:43 PM EST2018-01-30 20:43:32 GMT
    Robin Roberts talks about the resilience of South Missisisppians following Hurricane KatrinaRobin Roberts talks about the resilience of South Missisisppians following Hurricane Katrina
    For decades Robin Roberts has been a Staple on American television. She began her television career at WDAM.
    For decades Robin Roberts has been a Staple on American television. She began her television career at WDAM.
  • West Gulfport residents proud of progress since Katrina

    West Gulfport residents proud of progress since Katrina

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-08-25 22:31:42 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-26 10:54:08 GMT
    Ten years later, the smell is long gone and new residents are discovering West Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)Ten years later, the smell is long gone and new residents are discovering West Gulfport. (Photo source: WLOX)
    West Gulfport residents not only faced Hurricane Katrina destruction 10 years ago, they also found their neighborhoods littered with rotting chickens and giant rolls of paper.
    West Gulfport residents not only faced Hurricane Katrina destruction 10 years ago, they also found their neighborhoods littered with rotting chickens and giant rolls of paper.
  • Chris Cameron describes Hurricane Katrina experience

    Chris Cameron describes Hurricane Katrina experience

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:21 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:21:40 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:22 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:22:06 GMT
    A glimpse of the aftermath of Hurricane KatrinaA glimpse of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina
    On August 29th 2005, tragedy struck when Hurricane Katrina made landfall.Former Albany State basketball coach Chris Cameron was then an associate coach for Xavier University in New Orleans.He and his head coach made a split decision to evacuate the day before the storm struck the city."We was having a debate about it, said the Albany sports hall-of-fame inductee. "But when he called me that morning and said we have to go ahead and leave, I was stuck.
    On August 29th 2005, tragedy struck when Hurricane Katrina made landfall.Former Albany State basketball coach Chris Cameron was then an associate coach for Xavier University in New Orleans.He and his head coach made a split decision to evacuate the day before the storm struck the city."We was having a debate about it, said the Albany sports hall-of-fame inductee. "But when he called me that morning and said we have to go ahead and leave, I was stuck.
  • Katrina couple renews vows 10 years after storm

    Katrina couple renews vows 10 years after storm

    Monday, September 7 2015 11:30 AM EDT2015-09-07 15:30:49 GMT
    Monday, September 7 2015 1:22 PM EDT2015-09-07 17:22:38 GMT
    Todd and Jennifer Jackson renew their vows 10 years after Katrina changed their wedding plans.Todd and Jennifer Jackson renew their vows 10 years after Katrina changed their wedding plans.
    The couple featured in Seven on Your Side's Katrina Untold: Ten Years Later who had their wedding plans turned upside down because of the storm renewed their vows this weekend for their 10 year anniversary.
    The couple featured in Seven on Your Side's Katrina Untold: Ten Years Later who had their wedding plans turned upside down because of the storm renewed their vows this weekend for their 10 year anniversary.
  • Mississippi couple marries in Katrina rubble

    Monday, August 24 2015 12:16 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:16:36 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:39 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:39:55 GMT
    Jennifer and Todd Jackson held their wedding days after Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.Jennifer and Todd Jackson held their wedding days after Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast.
    “Everyone has a Katrina story. Ours happens to be our wedding story, but everyone has their Katrina story,” said Jennifer Jackson while recounting the events that led up to her wedding.
    “Everyone has a Katrina story. Ours happens to be our wedding story, but everyone has their Katrina story,” said Jennifer Jackson while recounting the events that led up to her wedding.
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    Katrina Untold

    Katrina Untold

  • Sen. Wicker thanks ham radio operators for their lifesaving role during Katrina

    Sen. Wicker thanks ham radio operators for their lifesaving role during Katrina

    Friday, August 28 2015 6:21 PM EDT2015-08-28 22:21:04 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-29 10:54:09 GMT
    When Hurricane Katrina knocked out communication services on the Coast, amateur radio operators provided many people with their only contact to the outside world. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker came to South Mississippi to personally thank the operators who played a critical role during the disaster. There was another reason behind his visit.
    When Hurricane Katrina knocked out communication services on the Coast, amateur radio operators provided many people with their only contact to the outside world. On Friday, U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker came to South Mississippi to personally thank the operators who played a critical role during the disaster. There was another reason behind his visit.
  • Former MS Governor Haley Barbour brings Katrina book tour to South MS

    Former MS Governor Haley Barbour brings Katrina book tour to South MS

    Thursday, August 27 2015 7:17 PM EDT2015-08-27 23:17:30 GMT
    Friday, August 28 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-28 10:54:06 GMT
     The man who led our state through the massive post-Katrina rebuilding and recovery got a chance to reminisce with some coast storm survivors on Thursday.
     The man who led our state through the massive post-Katrina rebuilding and recovery got a chance to reminisce with some coast storm survivors on Thursday.
  • Cedar Point neighborhood struggles to recover 10 years after Katrina

    Cedar Point neighborhood struggles to recover 10 years after Katrina

    Thursday, August 27 2015 7:24 PM EDT2015-08-27 23:24:08 GMT
    Friday, August 28 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-28 10:54:06 GMT
    Look around Cedar Point, and you will see a number of lots where homes used to be. (Photo source: WLOX)Look around Cedar Point, and you will see a number of lots where homes used to be. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Hurricane Katrina hit the Cedar Point neighborhood in Bay St. Louis extremely hard. There was not a home left standing in a five block area from the beach front. Ten years later, Cedar Point is still struggling to bounce back.
    Hurricane Katrina hit the Cedar Point neighborhood in Bay St. Louis extremely hard. There was not a home left standing in a five block area from the beach front. Ten years later, Cedar Point is still struggling to bounce back.
  • Former President Clinton headlines Katrina 10 event

    Former President Clinton headlines Katrina 10 event

    New Orleanians, out of town visitors and hundreds of volunteers who spent the day cleaning up the city, converged on the Smoothie King Center Saturday night to remember this day, ten years ago.
    New Orleanians, out of town visitors and hundreds of volunteers who spent the day cleaning up the city, converged on the Smoothie King Center Saturday night to remember this day, ten years ago.
  • A decade after Katrina, music returns to Orpheum Theater

    A decade after Katrina, music returns to Orpheum Theater

    Music returns to the Orpheum Theater Thursday night. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina left the theater dormant, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will take the stage Thursday in front of a sold out crowd.
    Music returns to the Orpheum Theater Thursday night. Ten years after Hurricane Katrina left the theater dormant, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra will take the stage Thursday in front of a sold out crowd.
  • Report: 'Katrina Girl' found, airman to reunite with girl he saved in New Orleans

    Report: 'Katrina Girl' found, airman to reunite with girl he saved in New Orleans

    Wednesday, September 2 2015 9:55 AM EDT2015-09-02 13:55:09 GMT
    It started with an iconic photo. Former Air Force Master Sergeant Mike Maroney was photographed hugging an adorable, pigtailed girl who he saved during Hurricane Katrina.
    It started with an iconic photo. Former Air Force Master Sergeant Mike Maroney was photographed hugging an adorable, pigtailed girl who he saved during Hurricane Katrina.
  • Biloxi community comes together to celebrate 10 years of post-Katrina progress

    Biloxi community comes together to celebrate 10 years of post-Katrina progress

    Saturday, August 29 2015 6:59 PM EDT2015-08-29 22:59:45 GMT
    Sunday, August 30 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-30 10:54:07 GMT
    Leaders and locals said it's amazing how far the Coast has come in a decade. (Photo source: WLOX)Leaders and locals said it's amazing how far the Coast has come in a decade. (Photo source: WLOX)
    In Biloxi, the MGM Ball Park was transformed into the main stage for a special Katrina anniversary service that focused on the resiliency and recovery of South Mississippi after such a destructive storm. 
    In Biloxi, the MGM Ball Park was transformed into the main stage for a special Katrina anniversary service that focused on the resiliency and recovery of South Mississippi after such a destructive storm. 
  • Biloxi church holds Katrina remembrance service

    Biloxi church holds Katrina remembrance service

    Saturday, August 29 2015 3:22 PM EDT2015-08-29 19:22:38 GMT
    Sunday, August 30 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-30 10:54:06 GMT
    Many saw Saturday's anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as an opportunity to join together in faith and worship. That was certainly the case at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi.
    Many saw Saturday's anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as an opportunity to join together in faith and worship. That was certainly the case at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Biloxi.
  • New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu praises 'tremendous response' to K10 commemoration

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu praises 'tremendous response' to K10 commemoration

    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took time out Saturday to thank the thousands of volunteers who participated in New Orleans' Citywide Day of Service event. 
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu took time out Saturday to thank the thousands of volunteers who participated in New Orleans' Citywide Day of Service event. 
  • Coast women celebrate Katrina anniversary through gardening

    Coast women celebrate Katrina anniversary through gardening

    Saturday, August 29 2015 6:29 PM EDT2015-08-29 22:29:11 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 6:31 PM EDT2015-08-29 22:31:20 GMT
    The sunshine beaming down on East Biloxi today inspired the members of Coastal Women for Change. 
    The sunshine beaming down on East Biloxi today inspired the members of Coastal Women for Change. 
  • 10 years, 10,000 reasons service celebrates Katrina anniversary in Gulfport

    10 years, 10,000 reasons service celebrates Katrina anniversary in Gulfport

    Saturday, August 29 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-08-29 22:03:02 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 6:03 PM EDT2015-08-29 22:03:02 GMT
    Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour headed up the commission that coordinated Mississippi's 10 year commemoration of Hurricane Katrina. 
    Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour headed up the commission that coordinated Mississippi's 10 year commemoration of Hurricane Katrina. 
  • #BeyondKatrina

    Life Beyond Katrina

    Life Beyond Katrina

    Stories of strength 10 years after the storm
    Stories of strength 10 years after the storm
  • Biloxi begins Katrina anniversary with reflection, ends with celebration

    Biloxi begins Katrina anniversary with reflection, ends with celebration

    Saturday, August 29 2015 9:49 AM EDT2015-08-29 13:49:57 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 11:35 AM EDT2015-08-29 15:35:53 GMT
    August 29, 2015 promises to be a very different day than it was 10 years ago. Saturday morning, the city of Biloxi held a memorial for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at MGM Park.
    August 29, 2015 promises to be a very different day than it was 10 years ago. Saturday morning, the city of Biloxi held a memorial for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at MGM Park.
  • Jonesboro residents remember Katrina relief efforts

    Jonesboro residents remember Katrina relief efforts

    Friday, August 28 2015 11:57 PM EDT2015-08-29 03:57:53 GMT
    Saturday, August 29 2015 9:19 AM EDT2015-08-29 13:19:45 GMT
    August 2005, people across the nation were watching Hurricane Katrina batter and flood New Orleans, plus impact the Mississippi Gulf Coast. That was just the first wave of the storm. Round two of the storm sent a number of New Orleans and Gulf residents to safer communities, like Jonesboro.
    August 2005, people across the nation were watching Hurricane Katrina batter and flood New Orleans, plus impact the Mississippi Gulf Coast. That was just the first wave of the storm. Round two of the storm sent a number of New Orleans and Gulf residents to safer communities, like Jonesboro.
  • NOPD chief during Katrina reveals rift with Nagin

    NOPD chief during Katrina reveals rift with Nagin

    One of the most recognized faces during the turmoil of Katrina has spent years out of the spotlight. Former head of the NOPD Eddie Compass resigned just weeks after the storm. A decade later, he wants to set the record straight. He didn't quit.
    One of the most recognized faces during the turmoil of Katrina has spent years out of the spotlight. Former head of the NOPD Eddie Compass resigned just weeks after the storm. A decade later, he wants to set the record straight. He didn't quit.
  • Life Beyond Katrina: Doug deSilvey's journey to recovery

    Life Beyond Katrina: Doug deSilvey's journey to recovery

    Friday, August 28 2015 6:19 PM EDT2015-08-28 22:19:52 GMT
    Friday, August 28 2015 7:26 PM EDT2015-08-28 23:26:01 GMT
    Biloxi resident Doug deSilvey lost four of his family members during Katrina. He spoke with WLOX in an effort to honor his lost loved ones and to remember them.
    Biloxi resident Doug deSilvey lost four of his family members during Katrina. He spoke with WLOX in an effort to honor his lost loved ones and to remember them.
  • 10 years later, Lakeview is alive and cooking

    10 years later, Lakeview is alive and cooking

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 9:52 PM EDT2015-08-26 01:52:56 GMT
    Restaurants in any other city are just places to eat, but in New Orleans the neighborhood joint is a way of life. 
    Restaurants in any other city are just places to eat, but in New Orleans the neighborhood joint is a way of life. 
  • Couple credits Hurricane Katrina for their wedding anniversary

    Couple credits Hurricane Katrina for their wedding anniversary

    Friday, August 28 2015 5:53 PM EDT2015-08-28 21:53:14 GMT
    Friday, August 28 2015 6:33 PM EDT2015-08-28 22:33:12 GMT
    The couple credits Katrina for their relationship. (Photo Source: WLOX)The couple credits Katrina for their relationship. (Photo Source: WLOX)
    Looking back at one of the greatest tragedies to hit the Gulf Coast, it's hard to find a silver lining in the storm clouds of Katrina, but the Carter's do it every day.
    Looking back at one of the greatest tragedies to hit the Gulf Coast, it's hard to find a silver lining in the storm clouds of Katrina, but the Carter's do it every day.
  • Oceanarium recalls rescue of wayward dolphins, sea lions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

    Oceanarium recalls rescue of wayward dolphins, sea lions in the wake of Hurricane Katrina

    As thousands fled for safety, one family on the Gulf Coast had nowhere to go. They hunkered down in a tank of water as the biggest wave of their lives approached.
    As thousands fled for safety, one family on the Gulf Coast had nowhere to go. They hunkered down in a tank of water as the biggest wave of their lives approached.
  • Cattle rancher fights for the future of his community, despite doubters

    Cattle rancher fights for the future of his community, despite doubters

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 3:33 PM EDT2015-08-26 19:33:31 GMT
    The Armstrong family, like so many others in coastal communities, have lived a geologic age, witnesses to the steady decline of Louisiana's shorelines.
    The Armstrong family, like so many others in coastal communities, have lived a geologic age, witnesses to the steady decline of Louisiana's shorelines.
  • Life beyond Katrina for a family of St. Bernard oyster men

    Life beyond Katrina for a family of St. Bernard oyster men

    Monday, August 24 2015 5:44 PM EDT2015-08-24 21:44:54 GMT
    Doogie Robin, at almost 90 years old, proudly wears an oyster dipped in gold around his neck.
    Doogie Robin, at almost 90 years old, proudly wears an oyster dipped in gold around his neck.
  • Rebuilding the Lower Ninth: Boxing ring gives New Orleans youth a fighting chance

    Rebuilding the Lower Ninth: Boxing ring gives New Orleans youth a fighting chance

    The Lower Ninth Ward is a neighborhood still in a war of redemption, fighting for normalcy and battling for a return to what it once was.
    The Lower Ninth Ward is a neighborhood still in a war of redemption, fighting for normalcy and battling for a return to what it once was.
  • Family rebuilds despite series of devastating setbacks

    Family rebuilds despite series of devastating setbacks

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 4:37 PM EDT2015-08-25 20:37:21 GMT
    During the days and weeks after Hurricane Katrina many people chose not to return to the city. But for others the determination and passion to return home became the driving forces forces on their road to recovery.
    During the days and weeks after Hurricane Katrina many people chose not to return to the city. But for others the determination and passion to return home became the driving forces forces on their road to recovery.
  • NOPD takes an emotional look back at Katrina

    NOPD takes an emotional look back at Katrina

    Friday, August 28 2015 6:06 PM EDT2015-08-28 22:06:00 GMT
    As Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on New Orleans, NOPD officers were heading in to work.None of them could imagine what was about to happen.
    As Hurricane Katrina was bearing down on New Orleans, NOPD officers were heading in to work.None of them could imagine what was about to happen.
  • President Bush salutes Mississippi and its first responders

    President Bush salutes Mississippi and its first responders

    Friday, August 28 2015 12:31 PM EDT2015-08-28 16:31:16 GMT
    Friday, August 28 2015 3:13 PM EDT2015-08-28 19:13:21 GMT
    President George W. Bush addresses first responders at Barksdale Pavilion in Gulfport (Photo Source: WLOX News)President George W. Bush addresses first responders at Barksdale Pavilion in Gulfport (Photo Source: WLOX News)
    On his first visit to the region since leaving the White House, President George W. Bush noted Gulfport's harbor looks a lot better than it did the last time he toured the area. That last time was in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, when the harbor, the city and the region were still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. President Bush and his wife Laura were part of a Friday celebration at Gulfport's Barksdale Pavilion.
    On his first visit to the region since leaving the White House, President George W. Bush noted Gulfport's harbor looks a lot better than it did the last time he toured the area. That last time was in the weeks after Hurricane Katrina, when the harbor, the city and the region were still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. President Bush and his wife Laura were part of a Friday celebration at Gulfport's Barksdale Pavilion.
  • Bush focuses on rebuilt school system during Katrina anniversary speech

    Bush focuses on rebuilt school system during Katrina anniversary speech

    Friday, August 28 2015 6:16 AM EDT2015-08-28 10:16:46 GMT
    Bush opened his remarks by commending the recovery of the school system in New Orleans, which has drastically changed since Katrina.
    Bush opened his remarks by commending the recovery of the school system in New Orleans, which has drastically changed since Katrina.
  • President Obama praises city's resiliency; locals react

    President Obama praises city's resiliency; locals react

    President Barack Obama was heavy on praise for the city of New Orleans in terms of its recovery since Hurricane Katrina.
    President Barack Obama was heavy on praise for the city of New Orleans in terms of its recovery since Hurricane Katrina.
  • Mississippians better protected 10 years after Katrina

    Mississippians better protected 10 years after Katrina

    Thursday, August 27 2015 8:18 PM EDT2015-08-28 00:18:21 GMT
    Friday, August 28 2015 6:56 AM EDT2015-08-28 10:56:04 GMT
    Source: SkycopterSource: Skycopter
    It was Latham's job then, as it is now, to protect and help every Mississippian during an emergency, even if there are unprecedented challenges.
    It was Latham's job then, as it is now, to protect and help every Mississippian during an emergency, even if there are unprecedented challenges.
  • Skycopter showed the world how bad Katrina was

    Skycopter showed the world how bad Katrina was

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 2:44 PM EDT2015-08-26 18:44:53 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 9:59 PM EDT2015-08-28 01:59:32 GMT
    Coyt Bailey and Skycopter (Source: WLBT)Coyt Bailey and Skycopter (Source: WLBT)
    In the hours after Hurricane Katrina, everyone with an interest in the coast was anxious to see what kind of damage it had caused. Not until Skycopter showed us the view from above did the world know how bad it really was.
    In the hours after Hurricane Katrina, everyone with an interest in the coast was anxious to see what kind of damage it had caused. Not until Skycopter showed us the view from above did the world know how bad it really was.
  • President Obama: New Orleans symbol of resilience 10 years after Katrina

    President Obama: New Orleans symbol of resilience 10 years after Katrina

    Thursday, August 27 2015 6:52 AM EDT2015-08-27 10:52:28 GMT
    President Barack Obama used the newly built Sanchez Community Center in the Lower Ninth Ward as a backdrop to talk about where New Orleans was, and where it is going, on this the tenth anniversary of the big storm.
    President Barack Obama used the newly built Sanchez Community Center in the Lower Ninth Ward as a backdrop to talk about where New Orleans was, and where it is going, on this the tenth anniversary of the big storm.
  • 911 callers reflect on desperate pleas for help during Katrina

    911 callers reflect on desperate pleas for help during Katrina

    Thursday, August 27 2015 11:18 AM EDT2015-08-27 15:18:04 GMT
    Thursday, August 27 2015 5:26 PM EDT2015-08-27 21:26:39 GMT
    Panic. Desperation. That's what was heard in their voices - the people who called 911, begging for help during the height of the storm because they were trapped in their homes.
    Panic. Desperation. That's what was heard in their voices - the people who called 911, begging for help during the height of the storm because they were trapped in their homes.
  • Conference examines the state of black New Orleans 10 years post-Katrina

    Conference examines the state of black New Orleans 10 years post-Katrina

    Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial leads a conference to look at where New Orleans stands ten years after Katrina and where the city is headed.
    Former New Orleans Mayor Marc Morial leads a conference to look at where New Orleans stands ten years after Katrina and where the city is headed.
  • Women say Faith got them through Katrina

    Women say Faith got them through Katrina

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:40 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:40:04 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 11:54 PM EDT2015-08-27 03:54:09 GMT
    Rhonda Villers (L) and Holly Wilson (R) credit faith in God for getting them through Katrina devastation. (Image Source: WLOX News)Rhonda Villers (L) and Holly Wilson (R) credit faith in God for getting them through Katrina devastation. (Image Source: WLOX News)
    After having your life turned upside down by a traumatic event like Hurricane Katrina, many would wonder how people ever recover emotionally. A decade after Hurricane Katrina, Holly Wilson and Rhonda Villers can reminisce on the storm without feeling hopeless, even though Wilson lost everything.
    After having your life turned upside down by a traumatic event like Hurricane Katrina, many would wonder how people ever recover emotionally. A decade after Hurricane Katrina, Holly Wilson and Rhonda Villers can reminisce on the storm without feeling hopeless, even though Wilson lost everything.
  • As many as 104,000 pets left behind in Katrina

    As many as 104,000 pets left behind in Katrina

    Wednesday, August 26 2015 6:01 PM EDT2015-08-26 22:01:42 GMT
    As many as 104,000, that's how many pets the Louisiana SPCA believes were left behind to weather Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath. 
    As many as 104,000, that's how many pets the Louisiana SPCA believes were left behind to weather Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath. 
  • Education landscape significantly changed post Katrina

    Education landscape significantly changed post Katrina

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 7:32 PM EDT2015-08-19 23:32:01 GMT
    New and renovated public school buildings are just part of the city’s new education landscape as the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina nears.
    New and renovated public school buildings are just part of the city’s new education landscape as the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina nears.
  • Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversary

    Obama, Bush, Clinton will visit New Orleans to mark Katrina anniversary

    President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit New Orleans next week
    President Barack Obama and former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit New Orleans next week
  • Slidell man who stayed, recorded Katrina says never again

    Slidell man who stayed, recorded Katrina says never again

    Monday, August 24 2015 10:16 PM EDT2015-08-25 02:16:30 GMT
    Emergency planners know that there will always be some people who refuse to evacuate for a hurricane. Slidell resident Kennard Jackley was one of those who stayed put - and have the videotape to prove it.
    Emergency planners know that there will always be some people who refuse to evacuate for a hurricane. Slidell resident Kennard Jackley was one of those who stayed put - and have the videotape to prove it.
  • Hurricane Katrina unites clergy in common belief

    Hurricane Katrina unites clergy in common belief

    Monday, August 24 2015 10:23 PM EDT2015-08-25 02:23:04 GMT
    On Monday, religious leaders put differences aside to reflect on ten years since Hurricane Katrina broke levees and flooded the city. 
    On Monday, religious leaders put differences aside to reflect on ten years since Hurricane Katrina broke levees and flooded the city. 
  • A church Katrina destroyed is rebuilt with love and faith

    A church Katrina destroyed is rebuilt with love and faith

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 3:09 PM EDT2015-08-25 19:09:54 GMT
    The bells of Our Lady of Lourdes survived Katrina. The sound from the Slidell church symbolized God's power to lifetime parishioner Shawn McManus. 
    The bells of Our Lady of Lourdes survived Katrina. The sound from the Slidell church symbolized God's power to lifetime parishioner Shawn McManus. 
  • Local pastor draws strength from physical disability to cope with rebuilding, post-Katrina

    Local pastor draws strength from physical disability to cope with rebuilding, post-Katrina

    Rev. Aldon Cotton sits on vacant lot where church once sat.Rev. Aldon Cotton sits on vacant lot where church once sat.
    Rev. Aldon Cotton said while many call him handicapped, he calls himself, “wholly capable.”
    Rev. Aldon Cotton said while many call him handicapped, he calls himself, “wholly capable.”
  • Eagle Point recovering a decade after Katrina

    Eagle Point recovering a decade after Katrina

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 3:42 PM EDT2015-08-25 19:42:17 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-26 10:54:08 GMT
    While residents closest to the gulf were among some of the worst affected by Hurricane Katrina, neighborhoods along the back bay saw utter destruction as well.
    While residents closest to the gulf were among some of the worst affected by Hurricane Katrina, neighborhoods along the back bay saw utter destruction as well.
  • KATRINA: Families were forced to evacuate without pets

    KATRINA: Families were forced to evacuate without pets

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 4:36 PM EDT2015-08-25 20:36:41 GMT
    Wednesday, August 26 2015 1:16 AM EDT2015-08-26 05:16:57 GMT
    Hurricane Katrina was a game changer in so many ways. Seventy-thousand people refused to evacuate, many because their pets would be left behind. Thanks to Congress in 2006 and the PET ACT,  animal rescue policy is forever changed. 
    Hurricane Katrina was a game changer in so many ways. Seventy-thousand people refused to evacuate, many because their pets would be left behind. Thanks to Congress in 2006 and the PET ACT,  animal rescue policy is forever changed. 
  • Louisiana-based paint-and-sip holds fundraiser for Katrina 10-year-anniversary

    Louisiana-based paint-and-sip holds fundraiser for Katrina 10-year-anniversary

    Tuesday, August 25 2015 5:25 PM EDT2015-08-25 21:25:42 GMT
    Popular paint-and-sip venture Painting With a Twist will hold a fundraiser in Baton Rouge to raise money for charter schools in honor of Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year-anniversary.
    Popular paint-and-sip venture Painting With a Twist will hold a fundraiser in Baton Rouge to raise money for charter schools in honor of Hurricane Katrina’s 10-year-anniversary.
  • Video Replay

    Life Beyond Katrina

    Life Beyond Katrina

  • Katrina Untold: Home Sweet Hurricane Shelter

    Katrina Untold: Home Sweet Hurricane Shelter

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 10:33 AM EDT2015-08-19 14:33:11 GMT
    Tuesday, August 25 2015 12:26 PM EDT2015-08-25 16:26:39 GMT
    The home Kim LeDuff still owns that provides shelter to her family during Hurricane Season.The home Kim LeDuff still owns that provides shelter to her family during Hurricane Season.
    This house may seem like any other in the Chapel Hill Subdivision in Lamar County.  According to the owner, Kim LeDuff, this home holds a story of her family's survival and refuge. "I always joke that I moved to Mississippi to be closer to family, because I am originally from New Orleans, but I had no idea my entire family would move in with me," said LeDuff.In 2005,Kim began her new position as a broadcast journalism professor at the University of Souther...
    This house may seem like any other in the Chapel Hill Subdivision in Lamar County.  According to the owner, Kim LeDuff, this home holds a story of her family's survival and refuge. "I always joke that I moved to Mississippi to be closer to family, because I am originally from New Orleans, but I had no idea my entire family would move in with me," said LeDuff.In 2005,Kim began her new position as a broadcast journalism professor at the University of Souther...
  • Katrina event highlights those who have not yet recovered from the storm

    Katrina event highlights those who have not yet recovered from the storm

    Monday, August 24 2015 10:25 PM EDT2015-08-25 02:25:05 GMT
    Tuesday, August 25 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-25 10:54:08 GMT
    Community leaders and residents got a chance to care recovery stories. (Image Source: WLOX News)Community leaders and residents got a chance to care recovery stories. (Image Source: WLOX News)
    Steps Coalition hosted a Katrina remembrance event at the Biloxi Civic Center on Monday night. While it was aimed at bringing the community together 10 years later, there was also a focus on just how much certain parts of the community have really recovered.
    Steps Coalition hosted a Katrina remembrance event at the Biloxi Civic Center on Monday night. While it was aimed at bringing the community together 10 years later, there was also a focus on just how much certain parts of the community have really recovered.
  • Week-long house build will mark 10 years since Katrina

    Week-long house build will mark 10 years since Katrina

    Monday, August 24 2015 7:14 PM EDT2015-08-24 23:14:32 GMT
    Tuesday, August 25 2015 6:54 AM EDT2015-08-25 10:54:07 GMT
    A nonprofit group that's built and repaired more than 100 homes since Hurricane Katrina is celebrating that accomplishment by constructing yet another house. As part of a building blitz called “Back to Biloxi," the Fuller Center for Housing is hoping to have a house built and move in ready for a family by the end of the week. 
    A nonprofit group that's built and repaired more than 100 homes since Hurricane Katrina is celebrating that accomplishment by constructing yet another house. As part of a building blitz called “Back to Biloxi," the Fuller Center for Housing is hoping to have a house built and move in ready for a family by the end of the week. 
  • LIFE BEYOND KATRINA: Cajun couple rescues hundreds from flooded homes

    LIFE BEYOND KATRINA: Cajun couple rescues hundreds from flooded homes

    Monday, August 24 2015 6:48 PM EDT2015-08-24 22:48:59 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 9:12 PM EDT2015-08-25 01:12:25 GMT
    Watching the horror unfold on national television during Hurricane Katrina, a Cajun couple from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana was anxious to help. Doug Bienvenu and Drue LeBlanc loaded their airboat and headed to New Orleans.
    Watching the horror unfold on national television during Hurricane Katrina, a Cajun couple from Breaux Bridge, Louisiana was anxious to help. Doug Bienvenu and Drue LeBlanc loaded their airboat and headed to New Orleans.
  • Gulfport nonprofit recognizes Hurricane Katrina first responders

    Gulfport nonprofit recognizes Hurricane Katrina first responders

    Sunday, August 23 2015 6:08 PM EDT2015-08-23 22:08:58 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 8:38 PM EDT2015-08-25 00:38:00 GMT
    Our first responders got a standing ovation at Morning Star Baptist Church in Gulfport for their efforts to help and support their community members when they needed them most after Katrina's devastation.
    Our first responders got a standing ovation at Morning Star Baptist Church in Gulfport for their efforts to help and support their community members when they needed them most after Katrina's devastation.
  • Animal responders return to train rescuers on 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Animal responders return to train rescuers on 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    Monday, August 24 2015 1:58 PM EDT2015-08-24 17:58:54 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 1:58 PM EDT2015-08-24 17:58:54 GMT
    This week disaster response experts who led animal rescues during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are returning to Louisiana to train emergency responders in the event of another disaster. 
    This week disaster response experts who led animal rescues during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina are returning to Louisiana to train emergency responders in the event of another disaster. 
  • Sheriff commandeers Katrina ice truck, speaks out for the first time

    Monday, August 24 2015 12:19 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:19:57 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:39 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:39:00 GMT
    Sheriff Billy Mcgee opens up about the federal investigation against him after he stole a FEMA ice truck.Sheriff Billy Mcgee opens up about the federal investigation against him after he stole a FEMA ice truck.
    Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee’s “Ice Truck” story has only been legend since it happened in 2005. 
    Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee’s “Ice Truck” story has only been legend since it happened in 2005. 
  • Gov. Barbour on Katrina: "We were making it up as we went along"

    Monday, August 24 2015 12:27 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:27:08 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:27 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:27:08 GMT
    Haley Barbour recalls the trials he and the state faced following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.Haley Barbour recalls the trials he and the state faced following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.
    It's a scene ten years can simply not erase. "I don't think any of us were prepared for this," said former Governor Haley Barbour.  "We were confronted with what we had thought was unimaginable and now it had become reality."
    It's a scene ten years can simply not erase. "I don't think any of us were prepared for this," said former Governor Haley Barbour.  "We were confronted with what we had thought was unimaginable and now it had become reality."
  • Florida woman keeps Mississippi home as hurricane shelter

    Monday, August 24 2015 12:22 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:22:36 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:22 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:22:36 GMT
    The home Kim LeDuff still owns that provides shelter to her family during Hurricane Season.The home Kim LeDuff still owns that provides shelter to her family during Hurricane Season.
    This house may seem like any other in the Chapel Hill Subdivision in Lamar County.  
    This house may seem like any other in the Chapel Hill Subdivision in Lamar County.  
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    Katrina Untold: "We needed ice" - Billy Mcgee

    Katrina Untold: "We needed ice" - Billy Mcgee

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 11:24 AM EDT2015-08-19 15:24:10 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:10:32 GMT
    Sheriff Billy Mcgee opens up about the federal investigation against him after he stole a FEMA ice truck.Sheriff Billy Mcgee opens up about the federal investigation against him after he stole a FEMA ice truck.
    Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee’s “Ice Truck” story has only been legend since it happened in 2005. The sheriff not only refused to publicly discuss it with local media outlets, but national outlets as well. For the first time since the storm, Sheriff McGee shares the story in his own words on-the-record.
    Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee’s “Ice Truck” story has only been legend since it happened in 2005. The sheriff not only refused to publicly discuss it with local media outlets, but national outlets as well. For the first time since the storm, Sheriff McGee shares the story in his own words on-the-record.
  • Katrina Untold: Through the Governor's eyes

    Katrina Untold: Through the Governor's eyes

    Wednesday, August 19 2015 9:16 AM EDT2015-08-19 13:16:04 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:10:32 GMT
    It's a scene ten years can simply not erase. "I don't think any of us were prepared for this," said former Governor Haley Barbour.  "We were confronted with what we had thought was unimaginable and now it had become reality."
    It's a scene ten years can simply not erase. "I don't think any of us were prepared for this," said former Governor Haley Barbour.  "We were confronted with what we had thought was unimaginable and now it had become reality."
  • Katrina Untold: Randy Swan, In His Own Words

    Katrina Untold: Randy Swan, In His Own Words

    Friday, August 21 2015 11:55 AM EDT2015-08-21 15:55:41 GMT
    Monday, August 24 2015 12:10 PM EDT2015-08-24 16:10:32 GMT
    Randy Swan recalls an emotional reaction on the desk during Katrina coverage.Randy Swan recalls an emotional reaction on the desk during Katrina coverage.
    The stakes were high. Emotions were even higher.
    The stakes were high. Emotions were even higher.
  • St. Louis Cathedral statue receives a helping hand

    St. Louis Cathedral statue receives a helping hand

    A newly renovated Sacred Heart Statue of Jesus stands behind St. Louis Cathedral.
    A newly renovated Sacred Heart Statue of Jesus stands behind St. Louis Cathedral.
  • Cartoonist politely sums up Mississippians' feelings on presidential snub

    Cartoonist politely sums up Mississippians' feelings on presidential snub

    Thursday, August 20 2015 5:13 PM EDT2015-08-20 21:13:18 GMT
    Friday, August 21 2015 9:31 AM EDT2015-08-21 13:31:15 GMT
    Mississippi is known for having more than its fair share of great writers. But it's a well known editorial cartoonist that seems to have perfectly summed up the feelings of so many Mississippians when it was announced this week that President Obama would not be visiting the Magnolia State to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
    Mississippi is known for having more than its fair share of great writers. But it's a well known editorial cartoonist that seems to have perfectly summed up the feelings of so many Mississippians when it was announced this week that President Obama would not be visiting the Magnolia State to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
  • Map: Hurricane Katrina's path 10 years ago

    Map: Hurricane Katrina's path 10 years ago

    Friday, August 21 2015 6:30 AM EDT2015-08-21 10:30:03 GMT
    Path of Hurricane Katrina. (Source: NOAA)Path of Hurricane Katrina. (Source: NOAA)
    Katrina strengthened to a Category 5 storm before making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane, but was so large the area sustained hurricane-force winds for hours prior to the storm's eye reaching land.
    Katrina strengthened to a Category 5 storm before making landfall in Louisiana as a Category 3 hurricane, but was so large the area sustained hurricane-force winds for hours prior to the storm's eye reaching land.
  • Katrina Untold

    Katrina Untold

    Untold stories of Hurricane Katrina. 
    Untold stories of Hurricane Katrina. 
  • Couple grows stronger after losing home to Katrina

    Couple grows stronger after losing home to Katrina

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 4:25 PM EDT2015-08-18 20:25:07 GMT
    Wednesday, August 19 2015 8:52 AM EDT2015-08-19 12:52:37 GMT
    For thousands of coast residents who lost everything in Katrina, to rebuild or move away was a difficult decision to make. For one Ocean Springs couple, the decision to stay was easy. Despite the stress and strain of going through America's worst natural disaster, the devastating storm brought the Miners even closer. “I love him more every day. Yes, I certainly think there's been a bond, a storm bond. We do enjoy life," said Maryalice. 
    For thousands of coast residents who lost everything in Katrina, to rebuild or move away was a difficult decision to make. For one Ocean Springs couple, the decision to stay was easy. Despite the stress and strain of going through America's worst natural disaster, the devastating storm brought the Miners even closer. “I love him more every day. Yes, I certainly think there's been a bond, a storm bond. We do enjoy life," said Maryalice. 
  • Court: Ex-cops in Danziger case deserve re-trial

    Court: Ex-cops in Danziger case deserve re-trial

    Tuesday, August 18 2015 6:20 PM EDT2015-08-18 22:20:14 GMT
    A three-judge federal panel ruled Tuesday that the former NOPD officers convicted in post-Katrina killings and cover-up should get new trials.
    A three-judge federal panel ruled Tuesday that the former NOPD officers convicted in post-Katrina killings and cover-up should get new trials.
  • HUD touts successes in rebuilding 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

    HUD touts successes in rebuilding 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro reaffirmed Tuesday his agency's commitment to the Gulf Coast.
    U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro reaffirmed Tuesday his agency's commitment to the Gulf Coast.
  • Mayor highlights New Orleans' resilience after Katrina in Washington, D.C.

    Mayor highlights New Orleans' resilience after Katrina in Washington, D.C.

    Mayor Mitch Landrieu will report on New Orleans' recovery efforts and progress after Hurricane Katrina, at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu will report on New Orleans' recovery efforts and progress after Hurricane Katrina, at a National Press Club luncheon in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday.
  • Stories from Katrina

    Stories from Katrina

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  • Video: Remembering Katrina

    Video: Remembering Katrina

    The Gulf Coast remembers Hurricane Katrina on the 10th anniversary of its destruction. 
    The Gulf Coast remembers Hurricane Katrina on the 10th anniversary of its destruction. 
  • All about hurricanes

    All about hurricanes

    Information from the National Hurricane Center and other resources.
    Information from the National Hurricane Center and other resources.
  • Cleanup begins after Nate

    Hurricane season 2017

    Hurricane season 2017

    No one's sad to see the busy 2017 Atlantic hurricane season end.

    No one's sad to see the busy 2017 Atlantic hurricane season end.

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