Administrators responsible for reopening Tulane University in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina share their stories in a compilation of audio interviews, photography and video. This dramatic piece offers candid insight from Tulane administrators who were there in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. Listen to their descriptions of some of the most critical issues faced during the four months Tulane was closed - from the evacuation of students and patients to rebuilding the campus and convincing students to return for the university's triumphant reopening in January 2006.
Post-Katrina flooding knocked some homes off their foundations, which resulted in gas leaks and fires. As seen from the roof of the Reily Center, smoke billows in the distance while floodwaters stand in Turchin Stadium.