Cover Story


A collection of the special reports, editorials and overall coverage on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

A Special Report Editorial
We Need Faith and Answers.
By Scott Jordan

Cries for Help
At makeshift medical facilities in Louis Armstrong International Airport and a Causeway Boulevard staging center, medics and patients plead for assistance.
By Leslie Turk

Keeping an Open Line
As communication systems broke down in the aftermath of Katrina, the media and government scrambled to keep everyone informed and in touch ' with mixed results.
By Jeremy Alford

Shelter from the Storm
The Cajundome is now home to those displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
By R. Reese Fuller

A New Lesson Plan
Lafayette Parish School System registers the children of Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
By Nathan Stubbs

The Volunteer Effort
Acadiana mobilizes to aid Hurricane Katrina evacuees.
By Erin Zaunbrecher

A Doctor's Story
New Orleans doctor and evacuee Peter Reynaud wants to help, but even volunteering can be difficult.
By Mary Tutwiler

No Room at The Inn
The Pape family of Avondale claims they were evicted from Lafayette's Ramada Inn.
By R. Reese Fuller

Voices from the Storm
Quotes from a week of hell
By The Independent Staff

Wake of the Flood
Photos by Scott Saltzman

Search and Rescue
A father and son set out for New Orleans, along with hundreds of Acadiana residents, to assist in the search and rescue efforts in New Orleans.
By R. Reese Fuller

By Michael Tisserand

News Brief
Housing Situation 'Unprecedented'
By Nathan Stubbs

Snake Oil
By Greg Peters

Band Together
Local musicians and groups throw benefit concerts for the Red Cross.
By Erin Zaunbrecher