Mississippi Public Broadcasting commemorates the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a documentary showing how far the Mississippi Gulf Coast has come since August 2005. “Rising Above the Surge: The Post Katrina Coast” is a story of Mississippians’ perseverance over catastrophe.
An original MPB production, the program premieres Wednesday, August 26 at 7 p.m. on MPB TV with an encore presentation on August 29 at 7 p.m.
“Rising Above the Surge” opens with a look at Hurricane Katrina’s devastation and how far the Mississippi Gulf Coast has come in its recovery. As some rebuild bigger and better than before, residents and communities are still dealing with recovery issues ten years after Katrina. The show focuses on citizens telling stories of struggling with high insurance costs, changes in building codes and other recovery issues.
The Katrina story is far from over. Unprecedented federal funding has helped towns to remake themselves into attractive tourist destinations as well as wonderful places to live. The documentary shows local officials reflecting on the future of a region famous for its natural beauty, food, wildlife and community.
Bound by their love for the uniqueness and beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, residents remains resilient in the face of a story that is still unfolding.