Humanitarian Relief | Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina Response — Louisiana & Mississippi

NDR command site at Stennis Space Center, MS
NDR incident command site at the south entrance to NASA's
Stennis Space Center, Mississippi. September 2005.

August & September 2005

Following Hurricane Katrina's landfall in late August 2005, NDR deployed four ECVs (Emergency Communications Vehicles) and one fly-away satellite unit to locations in Louisiana and Mississippi. The service supported phone banks and command communications for the Louisiana State Police, for Louisiana National Guard units, for the temporary jail in New Orleans, and for Stennis International Airport.

An ECV provided phone and data service for the Louisiana State Police in Mandeville, LA from August 30 to September 7, 2005. The ECV was moved and provided service to a command center and a phone bank at the National Guard armory in Bogalusa, LA from September 7 to September 15, 2005.

An NDR ECV provided humanitarian and administrative phone service at the Jefferson Parish National Guard staging center in Westwego, LA. Much of the reconstruction work done by the Louisiana National Guard in New Orleans was managed out of the Westwego center. The ECV was in service from September 2 through September 22, 2005.

NDR deployed an ECV to support the temporary jail at the Loyola bus station in New Orleans, LA on September 5, 2005. Phones were provided for relief workers and for administrative use by the law enforcement officials at the station. The ECV remained in place until September 15, 2005.

NDR had an ECV deployed at the Stennis International Airport, north of Bay St. Louis, MS, from September 6 to September 14, 2005. It provided phone service for the air and ground controllers at the airport, allowing them to schedule and control flights to the airport. A phone bank was also provided for relief workers.

A fly-away satellite unit provided service for the team, for NASA's administrative use and for the public at NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi from August 31 to September 15, 2005.

AT&T's ITSG (Infrastructure Technical Services Group) provided emergency power, pumps and HVAC repairs for AT&T offices impacted by the storm. In addition, an ITSG generator provided back-up power for the L Troop Louisiana State Police headquarters in Mandeville, LA, for several days.

NDR ECV deployed in Mandeville, LA
An NDR ECV (far right) deployed at the Louisiana State Police
Troop L headquarters in Mandeville, LA. September 2005.

AT&T ITSG equipment in Mandeville, LA
An AT&T ITSG generator at the Troop L headquarters in
Mandeville, LA. September 2005.

NDR ECV deployed in Westwego, LA
An ECV deployed in support of the Louisiana National Guard
in Westwego, LA. September 2005.

NDR phone bank in Westwego, LA
Troops using the NDR phone bank in Westwego, LA. September 2005.

NDR ECV deployed in New Orleans, LA
An ECV (far right) deployed at the temporary jail in the
Loyola Bus Station in downtown New Orleans, LA. September 2005.

NDR phone bank in New Orleans, LA
Phone bank set up in the public area of the temporary jail
in New Orleans, LA. September 2005.

NDR ECV deployed at Stennis International Airport, MS
An ECV deployed in support of air and ground traffic controllers at
Stennis International Airport, MS. September 2005.

NDR phone bank at Stennis International Airport, MS
Phone bank for relief workers at Stennis International Airport, MS.
September 2005.

NDR ECV deployed in Bogalusa, LA
An ECV deployed to support a Louisiana National Guard command
group in Bogalusa, LA. September 2005.

NDR deployment in Bogalusa, LA
A phone bank was set up inside the Bogalusa National Guard
armory for the troops. September 2005.

NDR command center at Stennis Space Center, MS
An Operations Team meeting inside the NDR command center
at the Stennis Space Center, MS. September 2005.