It has been ten years since Hurricane Katrina skirted South Florida before churning through the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and striking our neighbors to the West. With hurricane experience from the year before, hundreds of Florida’s first responders traveled to Mississippi not only to help but to give back. In our ongoing history series, Florida Crossroads talks to Floridians who made the journey and Mississippians who remember how Florida helped after Katrina.

2005 Hurricane Season Andrew Hobbs Dennis Post Eric Haines Escambia County Frank Basket FWC - Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission Hurricane Katrina hurricanes/tropical storms Laurie Luher Mac Cowand Michael Calhoun Mississippi National Guard Stephen Crawford