NOLA Life Stories: Kathleen Blanco Recalls The Response To Hurricane Katrina
Kathleen Blanco is the only woman to be elected governor of Louisiana, and was at the helm when Hurricane Katrina laid waste to the Gulf Coast. She admits that the challenges of the storm were too much for state and local governments to handle.
Although the challenges were overwhelming, Blanco witnessed a lot of heroism and felt that most people were sympathetic to the tragedy Louisianans endured. One of the high points of her Katrina experience was being able to reunite a mother with her son.