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Hurricane Katrina And The Lessons Of Disaster Relief

Author : Michael Powelson
ISBN : 9781527500785
Genre : History
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Hurricane Katrina, which hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, exposed the failings and incompetence of local, state, and federal officials, as well as the private sector and a host of other public and private agencies. This volume explores how inaction, lack of planning and undisguised greed insured that a category 3 hurricane would result in widespread destruction of both lives and property. It adopts a multifaceted approach to Hurricane Katrina, and includes studies from the fields of oral history, environmental science, physics, political science, sociology, and history. Part One provides first-hand accounts from people that lived through the hurricane and its aftermath. Part Two looks at how various entities responded, or failed to respond, to the disaster. Included in this section are articles on public health, tourism, environmental science, and the role of the Army Corp of Engineers. Part Three incorporates data from the aftermath of Katrina to suggest future responses to hurricanes and other natural/human made disasters. Finally, Harry Shearer, actor, radio host of Le Show, and director of The Big Uneasy, a documentary on Katrina and its aftermath, contributes an article on the various elements that went into the disaster that was Hurricane Katrina.
Category: History

What Was Hurricane Katrina

Author : Robin Koontz
ISBN : 9780698412408
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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On August 25th, 2005, one of the deadliest and most destructive hurricanes in history hit the Gulf of Mexico. High winds and rain pummeled coastal communities, including the City of New Orleans, which was left under 15 feet of water in some areas after the levees burst. Track this powerful storm from start to finish, from rescue efforts large and small to storm survivors’ tales of triumph.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Law And Recovery From Disaster

Author : Robin Paul Malloy
ISBN : 0754675009
Genre : Law
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Using Hurricane Katrina as a lens, this volume addresses the problems of property in the aftermath of a major disaster, covering important issues concerning property law, public policy, disaster preparedness and community recovery.
Category: Law

Hurricane Katrina

Author : Barb Palser
ISBN : 0756521017
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Details the events leading to and following the arrival of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast and in New Orleans in 2005. Includes source notes and timeline.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hurricane Katrina

Author : Ellen Rodger
ISBN : 0778715868
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Examines the causes of this massive hurricane, its devastating floods, and the relief efforts to help those affected by the disaster.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Cnn Reports Hurricane Katrina

Author : CNN News
ISBN : 0740758446
Genre : Nature
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Documents over a fourteen day period the destructive impact of Hurricane Katrina on the homes and businesses of Mississippi and Louisiana and the personal hardships and tragedies endured by the residents of these areas.
Category: Nature

Hurricane Katrina

Author : D. M. Brown
ISBN : 9781411647657
Genre : History
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For each copy of this book sold, $1 will be donated to the American Red Cross. On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrine ripped through Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama, killing thousands of residents and causing billions of dollars in damage. In the week following the storm, government agencies and private organizations struggled to evacuate the survivors. This book is an objective, factual account of the storm and its aftermath.
Category: History

Hurricane Katrina

Author : Debra A. Miller
ISBN : 1590189361
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the events that occurred before, during, and after the landfall of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast states, the progession of recovery efforts, and criticism of the government's response to the storm.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Hurricane Katrina

Author : Jeremy I. Levitt
ISBN : 9780803224636
Genre : Nature
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi. The storm devastated the region and its citizens. But its devastation did not reach across racial and class lines equally. In an original combination of research and advocacy, Hurricane Katrina: America s Unnatural Disaster questions the efficacy of the national and global responses to Katrina s central victims, African Americans. This collection of polemical essays explores the extent to which African Americans and others were, and are, disproportionately affected by the natural and manmade forces that caused Hurricane Katrina. Such an engaged study of this tragic event forces us to acknowledge that the ways in which we view our history and life have serious ramifications on modern human relations, public policy, and quality of life.
Category: Nature

Hurricane Katrina

Author : Lynn Etheridge Davis
ISBN : 9780833041678
Genre : Social Science
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The efforts undertaken by civilian and military organizations in response to Hurricane Katrina were historically unprecedented, but problems did arise in the military response that contributed to delays in accomplishing evacuations and relief operations across the storm-ravaged areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, particularly New Orleans. A number of steps can be taken to enhance future military disaster-response efforts: give the National Guard the federal mission to conduct homeland security activities; make each National Guard unit capable of rapid deployment; prepare governors to call up Guard units to state active duty for out-of-state emergencies; and design a regional approach in the National Guard through the creation of ten National Guard standing homeland security task forces. Designating National Guard and active-duty units for homeland security in the Army's unit-readiness planning process also deserves consideration, as does an approach to command and control structure that prepares decision makers to quickly select from a set of predefined alternatives giving the lead to federal or state task forces depending on the characteristics of the emergency.
Category: Social Science