Katrina, Overcoming Disaster
ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX FORT BLISS United States
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Monday, August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made land in the New Orleans Parishes of Louisiana in the United States. Ten to twenty feet of seawater and chemicals from area industrial plants covered the area. Some residents took supplies for a few days and left the area. Many waited out the storm. After the hurricane subsided a national tragedy developed. Military and law enforcement personnel provided assistance to the remaining residents. Eventually residents returned to their devastated homes. President Bush declared a National Emergency. State Governors offered National Guard assistance. Hundreds of Idaho Air and Anny National Guard volunteered for Operation Southern Comfort. I was 1st Sergeant of 135 providing relief to the Saint Bernard Parish residents of New Orleans.
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