GOHSEP website offers resources concerning 10th anniversaries of Katrina and Rita

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

As Louisiana observes the 10th anniversary of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, this is a time to look back and reflect on these two events and their impacts. Each citizen and every community across our State in 2005 was touched in some way, as were many individuals, organizations and communities beyond our borders.

Today - while there is still work to do to achieve full recovery - Louisiana is well on its way to a stronger, safer, more resilient future. Many who were evacuated have returned to their former communities. Businesses have reopened; new ones have joined them. We have repaired or rebuilt schools, hospitals, public facilities, our communities and our homes.

“It’s important to look back on these events that changed our state forever,” said GOHSEP Director Kevin Davis. “This site highlights the tremendous strides Louisiana has made over the past decade, while we continue to work with our partners at the local, state and federal levels to finish the recovery efforts.”

The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) is providing resources highlighting the work over the past decade. Go to for a complete look at the recovery efforts and a calendar for events related to the anniversaries.