Hurricane Katrina

Aug. 29, 2005
Louisiana, Mississippi

Hurricane Katrina caused incredible destruction in Luoisiana and Mississippi. Most of the city of New Orleans was flooded. Parts of Gulfport and Biloxi, Miss. no longer exist. Many other communities in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi were also affected. Evacuees from New Orleans are now scattered over many states. It will be a long time, if ever, before some of them can return. Many lives were lost due to poor emergency planning and slow and inadequate response from governments at all levels.

CURRENT NEWS

Times-Picayune, New Orleans La. (Latest news from New Orleans, photos, reports from residents, missing and found people).
South Mississippi Sun Herald (Latest news from Gulfport and Biloxi, photos, reports from residents, missing and found people)

FINDING PEOPLE

Yahoo Katrina People Finder (Enter a name, and search all the lists of missing and safe people at once)

RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS

These organizations will be working in the affected areas as long as help is needed:
The Salvation Army
ELCA Domestic Disaster Response
Catholic Charities USA
Church World Service
Mercy Corps
United Methodist Committee on Relief


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