Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the surrounding area on August 29, 2005. The storm surge broke the city’s levees in many places, leaving 80 percent of the city under water. Much of the area was flooded again by Hurricane Rita, which struck three weeks later. The devastation to the Gulf Coast by these two hurricanes has been called the greatest natural disaster in our nation’s history.
The University Libraries has compiled a list of resources regarding Hurricane Katrina and the New Orleans Flood, which include a selection of Must Reads, Web Resources, books, videos and articles. For more information, please contact Donna Braquet, Life Sciences Librarian.