Joanne E. Acosta



Age: 69


Summary: member of the Overseas Educators Association in Washington, D.C. who was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition at an intensive care unit for two weeks from traumatic injuries caused by the floodwaters received in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States in late August 2005 causing unprecedented death and destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast with the highest number of lives lost and the most severe damage took place mostly in New Orleans, Louisiana where the flood protection system failed, in which it was ranked as one of the five deadliest hurricanes and the costliest natural disaster in the history of the United States.



Cause of Death: Complications from injuries due to Hurricane Katrina


Born: December 30, 1935


Died: September 11, 2005


Location: Brooksville, Florida