Army Lt Gen shares Katrina experience with audience at KSU
KENNESAW — A U.S. Army lieutenant general credited with helping bring order to Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 told Kennesaw State University students Monday that it may be up to them to restore normalcy in the wake of future disasters.
Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré spoke to students in KSU’s Emergency Preparedness Learning Community about his rescue efforts following the 2005 storm, which claimed around 1,800 lives. The program was formed to help first-year students prepare for a variety of emergencies.
Honoré spoke to the students Monday about “creating a culture of preparedness in America,” a topic that is especially relevant as the nation watches Hurricane Sandy pummel the northeastern coast of the United States.