Hurricane Katrina had a profound effect on St. Charles Parish and the entire region. Life changed dramatically after the storm and did not return to “normal” for quite some time.
Many citizens evacuated and did not return for weeks or in some cases months.
The event was front page news locally and across the nation. Local author Patrick Yoes published his personal Hurricane Katrina experiences in a book entitled Chest Deep and Rising.
This text is copyright © material by Marilyn Richoux, Joan Becnel and Suzanne Friloux, from St. Charles Parish, Louisiana: A Pictorial History, 2010.