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Remembering Hurricane Katrina: 10 Years Later

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the U.S. and caused more than $41 billion in insured property damage...
August 19, 2015

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the U.S. and caused more than $41 billion in insured property damage. In total, the storm caused between $96 and $125 billion in property damage, destroying an estimated 300,000 homes. The fallout from Katrina has led to significant changes within the insurance and risk management industry.

The National Underwriter/PC360 has released the first of two videos commemorating the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It tells the story of how Katrina devastated New Orleans, told by some of the insurance professionals who lived it.

In this video, J. Robert Wooley, the Louisiana commissioner of insurance during Katrina, and Richie Clements, David Clements and Tim Clements of Clements Insurance Services in Chalmette, La. speak to NU-PC360 Editor-in-Chief Shawn Moynihan about the days before, during and after Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area, and how the insurance industry quickly jumped into action to help out the citizens impacted by the storm.

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later (National Underwriter/PC360 8/18/15)