Hurricane Katrina

Latest disasters stir Katrina veterans' hopes, hard memories

Don't give up. Do get counseling. Don't look back.

Survivors coped with problems for years after Hurricane Katrina decimated coastal Mississippi and Louisiana and flooded New Orleans. Now they have hard memories and hopeful experiences to share as southeast Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico begin to recover from this year's hurricanes.

"It's a long journey," says Cecile Tebo, a social worker with the New Orleans Police crisis unit. For two years after the 2005 storm, most of her calls involved people who became suicidal while trying to recover. "It requires tremendous patience and it requires hope."

"There were so many questions," recalls...