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US: Public art and preparedness: Lessons from Katrina

24 Mar 2015, Creative Exchange

On the 10th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, innovative artist-led efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana are addressing long-standing issues in emergency management through forming grassroots organizations, developing public art installations and sustaining work through multi-sector partnerships. Emerging from one of the most destructive disasters are some of the most constructive tools for art and community development...


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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Flood 2008 11,000,148
Storm 2004 5,000,000
Storm 1999 3,000,010
Storm 2008 2,100,000
Storm 1985 1,000,000
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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