Dramatic look back at Katrina coverage

Today marks the first anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster. The storm was the most powerful and expensive natural disaster to hit the United States and one of the deadliest hurricanes recorded in the country. Katrina ravaged the Gulf coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, displacing some 770,000 residents and destroying over 300,000 homes. More than 1,500 people were killed in New Orleans alone.

In the early morning of August 29th, 2005 Katrina's storm surge caused several breaches in levees around New Orleans. Eighty percent of the city was subsequently submerged. Images of New Orleans residents piling into the city's Superdome stadium and convention center pleading for food, water and aid were broadcast around the world.

We go back to a medley of Democracy Now's coverage of Hurricane Katrina. (Video to the right)

For more information visit: DemocracyNow!.

To purchase an audio or video copy of this entire program, click here for online ordering or call 1 (888) 999-3877.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal

Don't Sit on the Sidelines of History. Join Alternet All Access and Go Ad-Free. Support Honest Journalism.