Insights From Ida

  1. Climate change is real. PERIODT! This is the second hurricane I have experienced on August 29th, which is also the date Katrina hit. But Isaac in 2012 was very different from Ida in 2021. We had time to plan for Isaac; no time with Ida. Watching the Mayor that Friday say it was impossible to evacuate the city in 48 hours was sobering. Isaac knocked out power on campus for 2 days. Ida knocked it out for 8, and got the entire city while she was at it. 2020 was a record year for hurricanes, and with a new reality of storms like Laura rapidly intensifying as it reached land, just like Ida, we all need to do things differently.
Dillard students at the University of South Alabama

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Walter M. Kimbrough

Walter M. Kimbrough

12th president of Philander Smith College. 7th president of Dillard University. Now in an Intermission.