Hurricane Katrina: Two Years Later

By: Lauren Davis Email
By: Lauren Davis Email

It was two years ago Wednesday, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, from Mississippi to New Orleans.

Dothan residents have helped in the rebuilding effort through Habitat for Humanity.

The sight two years ago when Category 3 Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans was a devastating one. The storm caused the levees to break, flooding thousands of homes and killing more than 1800 people.

Alana Harris and her two sons were displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

Habitat for Humanity has been working on rebuilding homes for people like Alana because there's a lack of affordable housing in New Orleans.

In the meantime, Dothan has helped the Gulf Coast by rebuilding and also reached out to Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Habitat for Humanity has made good on their promises to build 1000 homes for displaced families, but more are still needed; this as more people move back to the Gulf Coast to rebuild their lives.

Progress is being made, but Habitat for Humanity continues to rebuild homes and lives two years after this devastating hurricane.

Volunteers are still needed on the Gulf Coast to help with the ongoing recovery efforts.

To find out how to volunteer or donate, you can visit their web site at http://www.habitat.org/.


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