Thursday August 25 • Katrina makes landfall for the first time, hitting Southern Florida • Category 1 Hurricane • At least 6, and as many as 9 are killed
Friday August 26 • 1 AM EDT: Downgraded to Tropical Storm Katrina, • 5 AM, winds increase --Back up to Cat 1 Hurricane • Afternoon--Direction shifts, and Gov. Blanco declares State of Emergency
Saturday August 27 • 5 AM EDT: Katrina reaches Category 3 Hurricane intensity • Ivor Van Heerden of LSU notifies officials that Katrina is going to flood New Orleans • 5 PM EDT, Mayor Nagin calls for voluntary evacuation of New Orleans • City, and Federal Governments declare State of Emergency
Sunday August 28 • 12:40 AM CDT Katrina reaches Category 4, winds at 145 mph • 7 AM CDT Katrina reaches Category 5 Hurricane • 10 AM CDT Mayor Nagin calls for mandatory evacuation of New Orleans • 12:00 PM CDT Superdome is opened as “refuge of last resort”—20,000 people enter the dome (LA National Guard had delivered a 3-day supply of MREs and water for 15,000 people) • President Bush declares State of Emergency for AL and MS
Monday August 29 • 8:00 Am CDT water was seen rising on both sides of the Industrial Canal. • 8:14 AM CDT, National Weather Service issues a Flash Flood Warning for Orleans Parish and St Bernard Parish, citing a levee breach at the Industrial Canal. • National Weather Service predicts three to eight feet of water • 9:00 AM CDT 6-8 feet of water in the Lower Ninth Ward • At 10:00 AM Hurricane Katrina made its third landfall near Pearlington, Mississippi and Slidell, Louisiana, with sustained winds of 120 mph (193 km/h) after crossing Breton Sound. • At 2:00 PM New Orleans officials confirmed a breach of the 17th Street Canal levee and two other canals. • FEMA Director Michael Brown requests 1,000 Dept. of Homeland Security workers come to the region
For Presentations • Examples of effective and ineffective reporting during the crisis, Thursday August 25-Wednesday August 31 • Examples of effective and ineffective reporting after the immediate crisis, Thursday Sept 1 and beyond • Examples of relevant reporting prior to the crisis (going back as far as you choose, but choose at least one example that predates August of 2005)
Presentations, 2 How you present is up to you, but all groups must provide: • Examples—don’t just talk about the coverage, show it. • Analysis—explain what your choices reveal about the coverage. • Clarity and context—I’m not as smart as you. Make sure I understand why you are presenting what you present, in the order you present it.