Remembering Hurricane Katrina 7-Years Later

By: Deon Guillory Email
By: Deon Guillory Email

Wednesday marked the 7-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast. Hurricane Isaac hit that same coast Tuesday night, as a weaker storm and on Wednesday, Isaac was downgraded back to a tropical storm.

People all over the world helped the Gulf Coast area after the devastation, including some people of the Valley, and those people worked hard to help rebuild the Gulf Coast.

The images of the destruction Hurricane Katrina caused will be hard to forget. The city of New Orleans in Louisiana was under water after the city's levee system breached. Houses came off their foundation in Mississippi.

A group from the Valley went to the town of Long Beach in Mississippi.

Bob Kranz, who lives in Mississippi, said the good neighbors of the Valley helped people, like him, rebuild their lives.

"They didn't have sheets. They didn't have towels,” said Kranz. “So we started putting together, in conjunction with the people from the Valley and Chicago, what we called Katrina boxes."


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