Hurricane Katrina 2005


Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast of the United States and is widely remembered as one of the country's most consequential disasters.

A new analysis of the economic impacts of Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy could help improve climate resilience planning for cities anticipating severe weather events going forward.
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Impact of a hurricane in the Cayman Islands
While no two disasters are the same, looking at differences between past and present disasters can help us to better understand what is needed to prepare for future disasters.
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In this paper, the authors analyze governmental inquiries and actions undertaken regarding three past catastrophic disasters—2005 Hurricane Katrina (USA), the 2009 Victorian Bushfires (Australia), and the 2011 Queensland Floods (Australia). They assess

International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction (Elsevier)
Biloxi was devastated by hurricane Katrina. The story of its reconstruction can inform the long term recovery of other communities across the United States.
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Though New Orleans’ hurricane exposure and vulnerability have changed since Katrina, hurricane wind and storm surge continue to present a key risk to the Gulf Coast region, despite extensive mitigation efforts. Reviews of historical natural hazards, such

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A new study reveals that damage from Hurricane Katrina is positively associated with the likelihood of a New Orleans neighbourhood having gentrified in the ten years after the disaster. But while gentrification was more likely in areas with worse physical damage, it was less prevalent in those with higher concentrations of African Americans.