Hurricane Katrina


Hurricane Katrina


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This story is about a victim of Hurricane Katrina and how it effected her living situation for herself and her family


Taylor Brooks a victim of hurricane Katrina takes a second and sits down to tell us about the affect on the Hurricane and what toll it took on her childhood.


Damani Flanagain


My Nola, My Story via YouTube


Mass Communication Department at Xavier University of Louisiana


December 12, 2019


Taylor Brooks


My Nola, My Story


My Nola, My Story 2019 Exhibit.







A Digital Humanities project by Xavier University of Louisiana's Mass Communication department students, led by Dr. Shearon Roberts

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Narrating:Hurricane Katrina was one of the costliest storms in US history and its effects are still felt today in New Orleans and coastal, Louisiana
Hurricane Katrina was listed as a category three storm with winds reaching speeds as high as 120 miles per hour.
I asked a dear friend of mine an Orleans native how she was affected by Hurricane Katrina and how it affected her life while she was growing up

How did Hurricane Katrina?
-As far as I had to adjust pretty quickly because after it took place I had to move to, Texas It was really Behind just because it is not really align, so it took me a while to make friends and took me awhile to catch up to what everybody was already used to and the cultures in New Orleans versus in Texas are just Different so it took me a little bit to eat us back after a couple of years it became normal

What type of living adjustments did you and your family have to make?
-And it was a small house and we just kind of had to deal with it because the move was really unexpected and we didn't have time to plan ahead so When we moved in with them, it was like really crammed. We didn't have a lot of space. It was really crowded so that was probably the hardest arrangement. It was nice being around family but at the same time it was just like such a closed-in space that it was kind of hard to deal with After a while, we got our own house, but for the first couple of years it was rough

When did you come back?
-Came back to New Orleans whenever I came to college. It's eight years. My family still is located in Texas for the most part So the main reason I decided to come back saver is because I miss New Orleans, but I didn't come back to after high school


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December 13, 2019
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Damani Flanagain, “Hurricane Katrina,” MY NOLA, MY STORY , accessed June 17, 2024,