Ten years after Hurricane Katrina hit the southern U.S., journalists tell stories through the eyes of 10 people in Missippippi.
Susie DeStefano: "It hurts. It will always hurt."
As Katrina bore down on Waveland, Susie Meeks DeStefano spoke to her mother by phone one last time, trying to convince her to evacuate from the five-bedroom home where DeStefano grew up in with her family -- just four houses away from the Bay of St. Louis. Patricia Meeks told her daughter she was going to a friend's house, but she instead stayed at home with her beloved pets in the 100 block of Whispering Pines.
"She was going to try to leave and the phone cut off, and that was the last time that we spoke to her," DeStefano said.