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Hurricane Katrina, 2005

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View Resource Officials and aid groups begin to assess damage wrought by Hurricane Katrina

Striking an area west of New Orleans all the way east to Pensacola, Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc across the southeastern United States earlier this week. One meteorological aspect that reduced the relative effect of the storm was the fact that a bit of dry air from the Midwest weakened the hurricane before it reached land and pushed the storm slightly to the east. While the damage to the area...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2005/0902
View Resource Nature: Katrina's Animal Rescue

There have been many stories that have come out in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and most of them have dealt with the human tragedies involved in this traumatic set of events. The people at the long-running PBS series, Nature, have created this website to complement a recent edition of the show that offered some insights into the effects the hurricane had on the animal population of...

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/katrinas-animal-rescue-introd...
View Resource Katrina Index: Tracking Variables of Post-Katrina Reconstruction

The Brookings Institution has released a number of reports on the efforts to rebuild the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina over the past few months, and a number of them have garnered significant attention by policymakers and other interested parties. This 47-page report authored by Bruce Katz, Matt Fellowes, and Mia Mabanta, gives a detailed data-oriented summary of the recent progress that has...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-new-orleans-index/
View Resource College students return to New Orleans for new start

Displaced Students Return to Louisiana for 2nd Try http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/01/09/AR2006010901731.html Dillard U. Students Start School in Style http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/nation/3575720.html UNO contacting students for enrolment http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/politics/2174097.html No words to describe New...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0113
View Resource Environmental Impacts of Hurricane Katrina

Over the past few months, a number of government agencies have worked diligently to assist those affected by Hurricane Katrina, often working in tandem with other units of government throughout the region. One agency that is working to assess the marine environmental impacts of Katrina is the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The site is fairly simple to navigate, as it...

https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/hurricane_katrina/
View Resource Losing Louisiana

There are many opportunities to gain knowledge of the current situation in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina by reading technical reports and viewing tables of data. But, those looking for another complementary way to look at the region should take a close look at this rather engaging site. Beginning with a compelling visual introduction that includes photographs of the wetlands of the...

http://stories.weather.com/story/5931
View Resource As people remember Hurricane Katrina, mental health issues remain a concern

The Human Cry in New Orleans http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/health/feeds/hscout/2006/08/28/hscout534597.html Our Views: Mental Health issue of storms http://www.2theadvocate.com/opinion/3746821.html NPR: Mental Issues Surge, Suicide Rates Flat Post-Katrina [RealPlayer] http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5727398 Mental illness and suicidality after Hurricane Katrina...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2006/0901
View Resource The New Orleans Kid Camera Project

What happens when a group of energetic young people offer cameras to a group of even younger people in New Orleans? As it turns out, quite a bit, and the proof is in the photographs on this site. The New Orleans Kid Camera Project was created in order to allow “children from flooded neighborhoods to explore their environment and express themselves, their stories and feelings with their friends.”...

http://www.kidcameraproject.org/
View Resource Two years after Katrina, New Orleans continues to struggle with a number of challenges

Two Infusions of Vision to Bolster New Orleans http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/28/arts/design/28jazz.html?8dpc "It ain't easy in the Big Easy" http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2007/08/28/katrina_anniversary/ Colorful village rises for New Orleans musicians http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/08/27/musicians.village.ap/ NPR: Dear New Orleans: I'm Leaving You [Real...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2007/0831
View Resource After Katrina: Washed Away?

A number of institutes and organizations continue to investigate the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and just as many groups are offering follow-up analyses of the situation on the ground in and around New Orleans. One such organization is the Urban Institute, and three of their researchers recently released this compelling 15-page review of the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the...

https://www.urban.org/research/publication/after-katrina-was...
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