NEW ORLEANS (AP) – People across the Gulf Coast are planning to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with somber remembrances of those lost and uplifting celebrations of the region’s recovery.
Ten years ago today Katrina made landfall.
The hurricane’s force and flooding ultimately caused more than 1,800 deaths across the region and roughly $151 billion in damage.
In Mississippi, churches will ring their bells to remember when the storm made landfall. And Biloxi’s MGM Park will hold a memorial service and concert.
In New Orleans officials will lay wreaths at the hurricane memorial and at the levee that ruptured in the Lower 9th Ward.
Former president Bill Clinton is one of the dignitaries expected to speak at an event honoring those who helped the city recover.