This hotel manager saved 300 people during Hurricane Katrina

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Hurricane Katrina As It Happened

While most people think of New Orleans when they think of Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana wasn't the only state that was affected by the storm. Mississippi, Texas and Alabama took hard hits, too, but Donna Brown, a hotel manager in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, did what she could to help.

As the hurricane came ashore exactly ten years ago this Saturday, it took a quick right turn, heading for the Mississippi Gulf Coast. While the area was accustomed to hurricanes, no one expected Katrina to be as intense and devastating as it was.

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In regards to her hotel on the night of Hurricane Katrina, Donna Brown told Yahoo:

As the water from the storm began to rise, Brown ushered everybody inside, and as a wall of water rushed towards the hotel, she saw one family down the hill that was struggling to survive. In response, she formed a human chain, dragging people to safety.

The people stayed at Brown's hotel for four months, and this Sunday, 10 years after the devastating hurricane, the survivors -- who call themselves the "Gulf Hills Hotel Katrina Survivors" -- are reuniting.

See the video below for more information on Donna Brown's story:

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