Early Monday, Hurricane Katrina hit Grand Isle, 60 miles south of New Orleans, Louisiana. As the day went on Hurricane Katrina left a path of destruction in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama as well as other areas.
Using the links below, learn what impact Hurricane Katrina has had so far.
1. What are the immediate effects of Hurricane Katrina?
2. What long-term problems will the communities impacted face?
3. How does this natural disaster impact others who do not live in the immediate areas where Hurricane Katrina hit?
4. What relief efforts are currently underway? What more can be done?
5. What can be learned from the effects of Hurricane Katrina? What measures should we take to prepare for natural disasters in the future?
Alabama Governorís Emergency Relief In order to respond to the recent disaster in South Alabama, Governor Bob Riley has established the Alabama Governorís Emergency Relief Fund. Monies donated to this fund will go to directly assist victims of Hurricane Katrina in Alabama.
Donations to The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation has been established in order to help provide immediate assistance to our citizens in need through a network of Louisiana charities, non-profit and governmental agencies, including clearinghouses like the Louisiana VOAD (Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster).