Katrina: 10 years later
Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast August 29, 2005, causing an estimated $105 billion in damage. The storm surge forced many of the casino barges, like the Treasure Bay Casino, inland where they destroyed roads, houses and businesses. Master Sgt. Jeffery Thatcher saw destruction like this on and off base as he provided medical aide to military personnel and civilians in the weeks following the storm.

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