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Lessons from Hurricane Katrina 10 Years On: Are You Prepared?

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A full decade after the “storm of the century” we must ask ourselves, what were the lessons we learned?

New Orleans one week after Hurricane Katrina, adjacent to the Superdome. (Paul Markel)

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a massive and monstrous storm the likes of which, fortunately, only materialize on average every 30 years. Biloxi, Gulfport, and the entire gulf shoreline of Mississippi took the full brunt of Katrina. Despite what you may have seen from news coverage, New Orleans did not suffer the greatest amount of storm damage from Katrina. Regardless, the lion's share of attention was given to "Beirut on the Bayou" in the days, months, and years to follow.

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