Hurricane Katrina
New Orleans Mayor on Hurricane Katrina & What Went Wrong


Former mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, Ray Nagin, recalls the flooding of his city during Hurricane Katrina. He remarks on how failure to adequately handle the hurricane and prevent damages and casualties had much to do with poor communication between governing powers: “Some goofy laws that basically say there is … Continue reading

Hurricane Katrina
An AmeriCorps Volunteer’s Story: ‘The Government Wasn’t There’


Arielle Krasner shares her experience as a disaster relief volunteer for AmeriCorps in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina and other subsequent storms. She describes her motivation to assist others and recounts the dramatic devastation she saw in the Gulf, witnessing houses that were “completely washed away” and its remains strewn … Continue reading