In Mississippi, Hurricane Camille was the standard for which people decided whether to flee a hurricane or ride it out. Katrina was far worse than Camille, and tragically, lives were lost. Stan Tiner, executive editor of the Sun Herald in Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss., said Katrina left "40 miles of nothing." Biloxi's mayor called Katrina "our tsunami," which became the headline to describe the destruction Katrina left behind.
Tiner led the Sun Herald of Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss., through the crisis without breaking the newspaper's 123-year string of not missing a single issue. The Sun Herald shared the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service with The Times-Picayune for its Katrina coverage.