GMA's Robin Roberts talks how Hurricane Katrina changed her & Gulf Coast

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GMA Anchor Robin Roberts Talks About How Hurricane Katrina Impacted Her


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Good Morning America anchor, Robin Roberts has strong ties to the Gulf Coast. She's from Pass Christian, Mississippi.

When Hurricane Katrina struck, 10 years ago, she covered the devastation of her hometown and the surrounding areas like New Orleans.

Robin came to town to mark the upcoming Hurricane Katrina 10 year commemoration.

See various memorials created after Katrina:

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GMA's Robin Roberts talks how Hurricane Katrina changed her & Gulf Coast
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMEBER 21: Mardi Gras beads hang from a small field of crosses at a makeshift memorial for victims of Hurricane Katrina in the heavily damaged Ninth Ward November 21, 2005 in New Orleans. The Ninth Ward was one of the hardest hit neighborhoods in the area with many of the homes being destroyed. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMEBER 21: A makeshift memorial is seen on the spot where Vera Smith was killed by a hit-and-run driver as panicked residents fled the chaotic city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina November 21, 2005 in New Orleans. Smith's body lay by the roadside for days until neighbors built a makeshift grave and scrawled on it: 'Here Lies Vera. God Help Us.' Smith's body has since been removed by authorities. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 21: A makeshift memorial is seen in the heavily damaged Ninth Ward November 21, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The predominantly black, working-class community was one of the hardest hit areas of the city. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
WAVELAND, MS - JULY 18: The United States flag flies near a makeshift memorial at the city limit sign for Waveland, Mississippi on July 18, 2006. The landscape nearest the beach in Waveland was decimated by Hurricane Katrina and very little rebuilding has taken place. (Photo by Andy Nelson/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 25: A white flag with the name of a hurricane Katrina victim is displayed on the lawn of the Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries August 25, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A memorial with 1,464 white flags bearing the names of those who died in Louisiana as a result of hurricane Katrina will be on display until August 30th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 25: A woman looks at rows of white flags bearing the names of a hurricane Katrina victims at the Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home and Cemeteries August 25, 2006 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A memorial with 1,464 white flags bearing the names of those who died in Louisiana as a result of hurricane Katrina will be on display until August 30th. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SHELL BEACH, LA - AUGUST 29: (L-R) Charles Ponstein, his wife Claudette and his mother Noemie read the names of victims at the St. Bernard Parish Memorial for victims of Hurricane Katrina August 29, 2007 at Shell Beach in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana. Today marks the second anniversary of Hurricane Katrina hitting the Gulf Coast. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS - AUGUST 28: A memorial honoring Vera Smith, the Katrina victim who was killed by a hit-and-run driver in the hours following Hurricane Katrina, is seen August 28, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Smith's body lay uncovered at this spot for days before neighbors finally buried her in a makeshift grave there. The fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is August 29. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
MA firefighter's helmet with personal notes written upon it, lies in the casket containing personal notes and letters from survivors of Hurricane Katrina, during a Katrina Memorial Ecumenical Service titled 'Farewell Katrina' at Our Lady of Prompt Succor in Chalmette, Louisiana, on August 28, 2010. This was an opportunity for people to place personal letters and notes in a coffin to 'bury Katrina' and for a chance at closure nearly five years to the day of the deadly hurricane. AFP PHOTO/ROD LAMKEY JR (Photo credit should read ROD LAMKEY JR/AFP/Getty Images)
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News with a Twist Reporter, Kenny Lopez, who is also a former Good Morning America intern, sat down to talk with her about how far we've come since the storm, and how Katrina changed her.

Robin Roberts' ABC special "Katrina: 10 years After the Storm" airs Sunday on WGNO-TV at 9 p.m.

SEE MORE:Special coverage on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

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