Ralph Madison

 

 

Age: 51

 

Summary: cook at the South Mississippi Waffle House franchise in the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi and Florida who was among one of more than 1,500 people reported missing and presumed dead in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Katrina tropical cyclone that struck the southwestern 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: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina

 

Born: July 4, 1954

 

Died: August 29, 2005

 

Location: Biloxi, Mississippi