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Hurricane Katrina: The Mississippi Story

James Patterson Smith


This book presents an account of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rooted in oral histories, it tells the dramatic but underreported story of a people who confronted the unprecedented devastation of sixty five thousand homes when the eye wall and powerful northeast quadrant of the hurricane swept a record thirty-foot storm surge across a seventy-five-mile stretch of unprotected Mississippi towns and cities. The author takes us through life-and-death accounts of storm day, August 29, 2005, and the precarious days of food and water shortages that followed. Along the ... More

Keywords: Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Gulf Coast, natural disaster, debris, public infrastructure, recovery funding, storm, volunteers, eye wall, local officials

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781617030239
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617030239.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James Patterson Smith, author