Hurricane Katrina Survivor Takes a Look at Disasters around the World

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Author Alvin JacQues releases his second book, “Catastrophic Gumbo: Part Two”

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In author Alvin JacQues’ debut book Catastrophic Gumbo: Part 1, the minister and stage actor delivered a compelling, heart-wrenching account of his survival of Hurricane Katrina. With the release of his latest book “Catastrophic Gumbo: Part Two: The International Series” (published by Trafford Publishing), JacQues turns his attention to natural disasters around the world, utilizing his stark storytelling to illustrate the fury of Mother Nature and the power of the human spirit to survive the bleakest of circumstances.

From avalanches to volcanoes, from the Gulf Oil Spill to bridge collapses, JacQues delivers a compilation of facts and commentary on a number of global natural and manmade disasters. Gathered from more than 60 locations, JacQues details the mayhem caused by a range of events that include an F5 tornado in Oklahoma, a typhoon in China, a blizzard in the United States, the flood of 1889, the sinking of the Titanic and the crash of Flight 111.

An excerpt of “Catastrophic Gumbo: Part Two,” regarding the massive earthquake that occurred in Japan on March 11, 2011:

Many people throughout Japan are at a crossroad and they are in a state of shock and bewilderment minute by minute Japan is having more and more problems of harsh reality by surprise. And no one can escape the grip of a ugly surprise. And this was written by a Hurricane Katrina Survivor.

An engaging collection of stories, “Catastrophic Gumbo: Part Two” finds JacQues, once again, in the eye of the storm.

About the Author
Alvin JacQues is a survivor of Hurricane Katrina who worked as a minister before the hurricane. A performer for the last 30 years, he has gained stage recognition in the United States and abroad. He lives in Pennsylvania and has four grown children. This is his second book.

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