Topic: Hurricane Katrina

10 Years After Katrina, We Still Need Better Coordination

Aug. 27, 2015
Hurricane Damage

On this 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, much of the devastation has been cleared, and though leaders are wiser, humans seem to always be taken off guard by large-scale disasters that are nearly impossible to accurately prepare for or predict. A major lesson learned was that FEMA’s response could be improved, particularly in terms of coordination with local nongovernmental agencies.

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Community Lost

Sept. 21, 2012
Community Lost

School of Social Work and College of Liberal Arts researchers track the survivors of Hurricane Katrina evacuated to Austin in new book.

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Evacuation Tracking System Developed by CSR Receives Major International Award

Oct. 14, 2011

A mass evacuation tracking system developed after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita by researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has won a major award from the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM).

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Pulitzer Prize-Winning Poet Discusses Katrina, Natural Disasters

Feb. 21, 2011

Event: Lozano Long Conference "From Natural Events to Social Disasters in the Circum-Caribbean." Free and open to the public.

When: Feb. 23-25

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New book examines police brutality, African American activism in New Orleans

Feb. 15, 2010
New book examines police brutality, African American activism in New Orleans

With its French, Spanish and Creole influences, New Orleans has the oldest black urban community of any city in the country. It also has a shocking history of police brutality that is told in "Black Rage in New Orleans: Police Brutality and African American Activism from African American Activism from World War II to Hurricane Katrina," a new book by History Professor Leonard N. Moore.

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