Barbour speaks at USM Katrina anniversary event

Barbour speaks at USM Katrina anniversary event

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour helped the University of Southern Mississippi mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Wednesday night. He gave a lecture at the Trent Lott Center titled, "Overcoming Katrina: 10 Years of Progress."

He also spoke about his new book about the state's storm recovery. It's called, "America's Great Storm: Leading Through Hurricane Katrina."

"People need to know how (South Mississippians) got knocked flat and yet, the next day, they got up, hitched up their britches and went to work," said Barbour. "Importantly, they went to work not only helping themselves, but they went to work helping their neighbors. (It was) victims helping victims."

Barbour will also speak about the anniversary of Katrina Friday morning at U-S-M's Gulf Park campus.