The narrative follows the men and women who stayed behind on the Mississippi Coast as Hurricane Katrina — the worst natural disaster in our history — made landfall. These first responders rode out the storm. When they emerged from their bunkers, they realized that nothing would ever be the same again.
NancyKay Wessman, an award-winning journalist and a public health expert, brings to life these never-before-told accounts of the men and women who saved thousands of lives and started to rebuild the Mississippi Coast.
“NancyKay Wessman’s Katrina in Mississippi is an important contribution to the ever-growing scholarship on the August 29, 2005 hurricane that slammed the Gulf South. There are many unforgettable heroes in these pages. Highly recommended!!”
Douglas Brinkley, author of The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Paperback • 312 pages • ISBN: 978-1-936946-50-1 • $17.95