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Timeline: Katrina and Its Aftermath

Interactive Timeline: Katrina and Its Aftermath

by Sheri Fink and Krista Kjellman Schmidt, ProPublica -- August 27, 2009 10:15 a.m. EDT | See Related Story.

Graphic by Macaulay Campbell

Sources: The Great Deluge by Douglas Brinkley; Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared, Special Report of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, United States Senate; Performance Evaluation of the New Orleans and Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Protection Sustem, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Coast Guard; The New York Times; The Washington Post; The Boston Globe; The Times-Picayune; Associated Press reports; CNN; The Brookings Institution.

Director of Research Lisa Schwartz contributed to this timeline.

Multimedia for "The Deadly Choices at Memorial"

Interactive: Inside Memorial Medical Center

See the layout of Memorial Medical Center and where its patients were located and evacuated from.

Interactive: On the Frontlines at Memorial

The doctors, staff, and patients at Memorial Medical Center when Katrina hit.

Video: What It Means Today

The impact and importance of the events at Memorial Medical Center.