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
Dr. Shelby Thames addresses Gulf Park campus faculty and staff
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!

former Congressman Gene Taylor

Listen to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina tell their own stories of the storm as only they can tell it. From U.S. Representative Gene Taylor (pictured above) to other state and local officials as well as longtime residents of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, each brings a unique perspective to the history of America's worst natural disaster.

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.