Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Children often suffered the most. It soon became clear: U.S. emergency planning did not account for children's unique needs. A decade later, is our nation better prepared to protect children from disaster? Our expanded annual disaster report card finds some important progress. But far too many serious gaps remain. Our children, still at risk, deserve better. Download the Report
Hurricane Katrina may have been 10 years ago, but for these young survivors, the memories are haunting and the scars have not healed. What was it like for a child to experience one of the deadliest hurricanes in US history and how did it change their lives? Hear what their lives are like now and what their hopes are for the future. Stay connected.
After the Storm: Where is My Baby
A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina separated Marceline from her 2-year-old daughter. Their story is one of 5,000 cases of missing children reported after the storm. Watch and take action to Stay Connected if disaster strikes. Make your emergency contact cards today: Stay connected.
Stay Connected: Tineisha's Take
Hurricane Katrina and the loss of her father turned Tineisha’s childhood upside down. 10 years later the impact endures. Get Ready. Stay connected.
Still at Risk: US Children 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina
Hear from young survivors of Hurricane Katrina, Oklahoma tornadoes and Hurricane Sandy. It’s time to protect children from disaster. Stay connected.
Stay Connected: Nancy's Take
Nancy discusses the impact Hurricane Sandy had on her 7-year-old son after rushing waters flooded their Staten Island home. Stay connected.
Stay Connected: Nicki’s Take
Hurricane Sandy destroyed Nicki’s child care center. When she visited the children she’d served in the emergency shelter, she knew what she had to do next. Stay connected.
Stay Connected: Christianna's Take
Christianna was a teenager when Hurricane #Katrina took everything away. 10 years later, she’s a mom and wonders how she’d help her own 3-year-old son cope. Stay connected.
Stay Connected: Spencer’s Take
Spencer couldn’t give teen Hurricane Katrina survivors back their lost homes, communities or loved ones. But he could give them something else they needed. Stay connected.
Create your emergency contact cards. They can serve as a lifeline to children if disaster strikes.