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Houston Area Officials Remember Katrina’s Aftermath

Ten years ago Monday, the first evacuees from Hurricane Katrina arrived at the Houston Astrodome.

The Astrodome containing about 25,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
The Astrodome containing about 25,000 Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
Ten years ago Monday, the first evacuees from Hurricane Katrina arrived at the Houston Astrodome. The stadium hosted about 25,000 people—most from New Orleans.

Their lives would never be the same—nor would the city that took them in.

So we decided to speak with some leaders in local government about their Katrina memories and what they learned from it.

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Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Public Radio...

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