Press Roundup for the 13th Anniversary of the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history

A front page of “The Times-Picayune” newspaper from Aug. 28, 2005, is shown on a coffee table in a house near New Orleans’ London Avenue Canal, one of the places where levee breached during Hurricane Katrina. Photo/Kevin McGill

Our Flooded House Museum garnered national attention! 

Kevin McGill’s House to become replica of flood-damaged home after Katrina of the Associated Press was featured in the Washington Post, ABC News, Fox News, the Houston Chronicle and even the Daily Mail in the U.K.

There was also some great local coverage in New Orleans for the moving exhibit.

Jarvis DeBerry’s Flooded house museum will help visitors see the scene we can’t forget with the editorial board of the New Orleans’ Times- Picayune.

“When Sandy Rosenthal at announced that her organization would be preserving the house at 4918 Warrington Drive, I knew that I wanted to see it.  The house, in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood, is on the opposite side of Paris Avenue than the home I lost, but it’s in the same general area.” ~Jarvis DeBerry

Jennifer Larino’s Once-flooded Gentilly home opens as a museum for Katrina and the levee breaks, lead reporter also with the New Orleans’ Times- Picayune.

“For now, the exhibit at 4918 Warrington Drive shows a family living room as it might have looked the day before Katrina and the levee breaks. Volunteer artists staged a room with donated items to make it look as if the family living there had just left, creating a sort of life-size diorama.” ~Jennifer Larino

Stephanie Bruno’s House museum offers a window into devastation caused by failure of floodwalls during Katrina with the New Orleans Advocate

“The windows of the house are original to the time,” scenic artist Aaron Angelo said. “The windows have the lines where the water marks receded. One of the things we are going to do as we work around the rest of the house is look to those as guidelines.” ~Stephanie Bruno

Visitors and press at’s Unveiling Ceremony of Phase 1 Flooded House Museum. Photo/Pat Garin

And earlier in the month, the CBS National News Moneywatch requested comment from the founder of Check out Ed Leefeldt’s As storms worsen, America’s aging dams overflow


One response to “Press Roundup for the 13th Anniversary of the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history”

  1. Roy Arrigo says:

    A very nice exhibit. I look forward to seeing how it will look after the artist work their magic to make it look flooded.

    Sandy and

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