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Courtesy of FEMA/Liz Roll

Courtesy of Dr. Robert C. Gros

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KATRINA: STORIES FROM THE STORMTwo local veterinarians, two other veterinarian responders remember the hurricane, a decade later

By Katie Burns

A decade has passed since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, breaking levees and flooding much of the area. The memories are still vivid for local veterinarians and for veterinarian responders—as are the lessons.

Local veterinarians and other residents of the area learned firsthand that a hurricane evacuation is not just a drill, so people need to take

Courtesy of FEMA/Liz Roll

Courtesy of Dr. Robert C. Gros

Courtesy of FEMA/Win Henderson

Courtesy of FEMA/Jocelyn Augustino

KATRINA: STORIES FROM THE STORMTwo local veterinarians, two other veterinarian responders remember the hurricane, a decade later

By Katie Burns

A decade has passed since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005, breaking levees and flooding much of the area. The memories are still vivid for local veterinarians and for veterinarian responders—as are the lessons.

Local veterinarians and other residents of the area learned firsthand that a hurricane evacuation is not just a drill, so people need to take