NOAA satellite image of Katrina taken August 28, 2005
David Taylor, director of physical plant, inspects damage in Hardy Hall
Lucas Admin Building sustains damage
NOAA satellite image of Katrina taken August 28, 2005
David Taylor, director of physical plant, inspects damage in Hardy Hall
Lucas Admin Building sustains damage
Beverly Ferguson surveys damage in Hattiesburg
There were many stories of Hurricane Katrina. We invite you to tell yours by following this link to a simple form where you can tell your story and even upload pictures that help to tell that story. We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Pat Joachim, Associate Provost for Southern Miss Gulf Coast during Katrina

Enjoy a rich and varied collection of oral histories stored in The University of Southern Mississippi's Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage. Follow this link to a digital archive of interviews with Katrina survivors, including the story of Dr. Pat Joachim, Associate Provost at The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus at the time of the storm.

Dr. Ray Scurfield, Professor Emeritus, Social Work
Faculty from The University of Southern Mississippi have researched many aspects of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the communities in its wake. This page provides a sampling of research done during the ten years since the storm struck on August 29, 2005. Among the faculty members to study the storm and its effects was Dr. Ray Scurfield, Professor Emeritus of Social Work, a nationally recognized expert in post-traumatic stress.