As they rebuild bigger and better than before, the Mississippi Gulf Coast residents are still dealing with recovery issues ten years after Hurricane Katrina. The issues include increased insurance costs and changes in building codes. Unprecedented federal funding has helped towns to remake themselves into attractive tourist destinations as well as wonderful places to live.
Guided by their love for the uniqueness and beauty of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the residents remain resilient in the face of adversity.
“Rising Above the Surge: The Post Katrina Coast” documentary focuses on the changes to today’s Gulf Coast and how the community is dealing with the ongoing issues in the aftermath of the devastation. The program opens with a look at Hurricane Katrina and its devastation to show how far the Mississippi Gulf Coast has come in its recovery. This is a story of Mississippians’ perseverance over catastrophe.