ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP)--"As early as Aug. 26, we had pulled in a skeleton crew and opened the disaster operations center [DOC]," recounted Mickey Caison, disaster relief coordinator at the North American Mission Board in Alpharetta, Ga., in 2005. "We had also called the state conventions and mobilized an incident command team."
On Monday, Aug. 29, at about 6:10 a.m. Hurricane Katrina made its monstrous landfall in southeast Louisiana. Packing 125 mph winds with intense central pressure, Katrina would be the third most powerful storm to ever hit the United States -- and one of the deadliest. Read More