Category: Hurricane Katrina

44% of the people who didn’t evacuate for Hurricane Katrina stayed because they didn’t want to abandon their pets, this prompted major changes to state and federal laws regarding the evacuation of pets during disasters.

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Thousands of prisoners were abandoned in Orleans Parish Prison during Hurricane Katrina where the water and sewage rose up to neck deep. They went days without food, water or ventilation.

After Hurricane Katrina, Cuba & Venezuela were the first countries to offer assistance, pledging over $1 million, several mobile hospitals, water treatment plants, canned food, bottled water, heating oil, 1,100 doctors and 26.4 metric tons of medicine -but were rejected by the US Government.