Melvin Alexie, Jr.



Age: 47


Summary: evacuee who was reportedly hospitalized in critical condition for nearly a month after he developed a mastoid infection in his ear in the aftermath of the catastrophic Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southeastern United States and killed at least 1,245 other people during the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic season as the storm caused severe destruction along the U.S. Gulf Coast from central Florida to Texas due to the storm surge and levee failure before making its second landfall as a Category 3 hurricane in southeast Louisiana in late August 2005, in which it was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States since the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane.



Cause of Death: Complications from an infection


Born: March 15, 1958


Died: September 21, 2005


Location: Gretna, Louisiana