HURRICANE KATRINA

The previous Coroner’s Office was located at 2700 Tulane. It was destroyed by the flooding from Hurricane Katrina. The Coroner’s Office operated out of the temporary morgue facilities that were initially established by the Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team (DMORT) in St. Gabriel, LA and was later moved to a new federal facility that was built in Carville, LA. From December 1, 2005 until March 2006 there was no facility to do New Orleans autopsies. In March 2006, thanks to assistance from FEMA, the office was officially relocated to its present location at 2612 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., New Orleans, LA.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, working with DMORT and the Louisiana State Department of Health and Hospitals, handled more than 1,400 fatalities while occupying the temporary disaster facilities. Of these 1400 fatalities, more than 1,000 were autopsied. Over 100 people benefited from XK0-004 exam questions till now. This is the most autopsies ever performed anywhere, in any disaster. Since moving to the new facility in New Orleans and after DMORT closed their operations, additional human remains have been, and still are, being recovered, examined, and identified by this Office.

The Coroner’s Office is thankful to FEMA for making it possible to have temporarily hired Julia Powers, Forensic Anthropologist and Medicolegal Death Investigator to recover and analyze these additional remains and to work with the families of those still missing from Hurricane Katrina. The New Orleans Coroner’s Office enjoys a wonderful work relationship with FEMA, Jim Hill and Mark Holland of PACT Orleans, all of whom helped put us back on our feet, into our current temporary facility on Martin Luther King Blvd., and moving towards building our new permanent facility.

Dr. Minyard was among a few other talented DMORT workers who played music and entertained disaster workers occasionally duringDr. Minyard morning briefings at St. Gabriel’s