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Hurricane Katrina: A 10 Year Retrospective The Courageous Story of Two Communities

Hurricane Katrina

Strength in the Storm

The communities of Orleans Parish, LA and Jackson County, MS still feel the impact of Hurricane Katrina 10 years later. Hear from the staff of these offices as they share their inspiring stories of survival and restoration in the place they call home.

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina ripped into the southeast United States as the largest and costliest hurricane to barrage American soil. As the horrific storm threatened the lives of their residents, the clerks, recorders and staff of Orleans Parish, LA and Jackson County, MS worked relentlessly to preserve the spirit of their home while they fought for its future.

These are the stories of the stewards of these communities and their transcendence in the midst of tragedy.

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Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Ten Years Later: Orleans Parish Reflects On Katrina

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Jackson County, Mississippi

Jackson County Chancery Clerk Terry Miller retires, looks back on the destruction and the strides of his office.

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Hurricane Katrina

  • Formed: August 23, 2005
  • Dissipated: August 31, 2005
  • Gulf Coast Landfall: August 29, 2005
  • Fatalities: 1,833
  • USD in damage: $108B