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09/04/2015

Katrina: Ten Years Later

Mitchell Memorial Libraries' new exhibit, Katrina: Ten Years Later, explores the devastating hurricane that struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005.

From the time it formed on August 23 to its dissipation on August 31, Hurricane Katrina had affected more than 90,000 square miles and resulted in over 1,800 deaths. Hundreds of homes and businesses were destroyed, leaving the Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf Coast in devastation. To date, Katrina has been the most expensive natural disaster in U.S. history. Through various newspaper articles, books, and photos, the exhibit, Katrina: Ten Years later, highlights this historic hurricane, recovery efforts, and Mississippi State University's response.

Located on the second floor atrium of the Library, the exhibit will run throughout the months of August and September.