Riding Out Isaac in the Shadow of Katrina

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

For many in Louisiana, Hurricane Isaac arrives in the shadow of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the region exactly seven years ago. While some residents have evacuated, others have ignored orders and chosen to ride out the storm in their homes, returning to a sense of normalcy before Katrina — when hurricanes were like snow days and a regular part of life. 

Boat captain and master naturalist for Eco Tours of South Mississippi Kathy Wilkinson and journalist, author, and resident of New Orleans Troy Gilbert tell us what it’s like to face another storm in a region scarred by its past.



Troy Gilbert and Captain Kathy Wilkinson

Produced by:

Ellen Frankman

Comments [3]

Paul Salomon from Brooklyn

If you're feeling bad about putting things off, this little trick will help, I'd say:
Think of all the procrastinating you'll do tomorrow, the avoided tasks that will bring you sorrow.
Then get right to them. Don't delay. Tomorrow's procrastination today!

Aug. 29 2012 06:21 PM
Carol from Cincinnati, OH

Thank you for the Gautier update. We have friends in the area and have been concerned about Hurricane Isaac's effects there.

Aug. 29 2012 02:29 PM
Capt. Kathy Wilkinson from Gautier, MS

Here in Gautier, MS, we are on the far eastern edge of Hurricane Isaac and are seeing some really nasty weather. The wind has blown steadily throughout the night. We have some tree limbs in the yard and some leaf litter. We haven't lost power. The wind is very gusty and it's raining now. We're under a tornado warning. High tide is not until around 9:00 this morning, so the water will be rising. There were already several roads closed late yesterday from flooding.

Aug. 29 2012 06:22 AM

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