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Hurricane Project

 

History of Hurricanes

Hurricane History from the National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/history.shtml

Archive of Past Hurricane Seasons from the National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastall.shtml

Planning a City Below Sea Level

How Stuff Works:  What is a levee?
http://science.howstuffworks.com/levee.htm

When the Levee Breaks
http://www.pnionline.com/dnblog/attytood/archives/002331.html

History of the City Below Sea Level
http://www2.techcentralstation.com/1051/defensewrapper.jsp?PID=1051-350&CID=1051-090305A

Engineers Probe New Orleans Levees
http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/science/10/10/katrina.levees.ap/


Alternet: Why the Levee Broke
http://www.alternet.org/story/24871/

New Orleans Levees Not Built for Worst Case Events
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/09/0902_050902_katrina_levees.html

New Orleans Levees and Floodwalls:
Hurricane Damage Protection

This report focuses on the city’s levee and floodwall infrastructure.
http://www.google.com/search?q=cache:04vrEHC7cgQJ:www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22238.pdf+New+Orleans+levees&hl=en

 

Hurricanes and Global Warming

EPA Warning:  Global Warming Impacts: Coastal Zoning
http://yosemite.epa.gov/OAR/globalwarming.nsf/content/ImpactsCoastalZones.html

Scientists see if global warming causes hurricanes
http://www.cnn.com/NATURE/9909/17/floyd.global.warming/

Hurricanes and Global Warming: Is There a Link?
http://www.techcentralstation.com/091404D.html

Scientists Debunk 'Global Warming' Effect on Hurricanes
http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewNation.asp?Page=%5CNation%5Carchive%5C200409%5CNAT20040915c.html

More Scientists Say Global Warming Causes Stronger Hurricanes
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/HurricaneRita/story?id=1154125&page=1

Hurricanes and global warming - a link?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4276242.stm

 

How Insurance Companies Insure Flood Zones

Flood insurance: Are you in the zone?
http://info.insure.com/home/flood/zone.html

Flood Zones Defined
http://www.floodsmart.gov/floodsmart/pages/riskassesment/floodzonesdefined.jsp


Government/Individual Responsibilities

The Response and Responsibilities in a Disaster
http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-09-07-katrina-responsibilities_x.htm?csp=34

FEMA home page (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
http://www.fema.gov/

What is Disaster Assistance?
http://www.fema.gov/about/process/individual_assistance.shtm

Top 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about the National Flood Insurance Program
http://www.fema.gov/nfip/c_10.shtm

Are You Ready?
An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness: Hurricanes
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/hurricanes.shtm

Hurricane Relief
http://www.whitehouse.gov/infocus/hurricane/ 

Cost of Rebuilding

Scientists Weigh Options for Rebuilding New Orleans
As experts ponder how best to rebuild the devastated city,
one question is whether to wall off--or work with--the water
http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/309/5742/1808

Experts Assess the Rebuilding of New Orleans
Following a background report on the current state of New Orleans,
three experts assess the risks, costs and benefits of rebuilding the city.
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/weather/july-dec05/rebuilding_9-15.html

Engineers probe New Orleans levees
Hoping to prevent past mistakes during the rebuilding process,
civil engineers gathered in New Orleans to determine how Hurricane Katrina
breached the city's levees, flooding 80 percent of the city.

How To Rebuild New Orleans
http://architecture.about.com/od/communitydesign/a/rebuildno.htm

 

Organization of Emergency Evacuation

Model City Emergency Operations Plan
Center for Domestic Preparedness

Ins and Outs of Emergency Evacuation
City Shows It Cannot Be Done Smoothly and Quickly

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/23/AR2005092302139.html

Town of Greenwich - Emergency Preparedness
http://www.greenwichct.org/Emergency/Emergency.asp

Town of Greenwich Emergency Ready Guide

Technology of Hurricane Tracking

Understanding Hurricane Science, Technology
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/hurricane/science.htm

Hurricane Forecasting
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/forecast_process.shtml

Hurricane Risk to New Orleans (published September 2002)
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/wetlands/hurricane1.html

A Risky Spot (published 9/2002)
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/wetlands/hurricane2.html

Hurricane Risk for New Orleans – Preparing for Category Five Hurricane (9/2002)
http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/wetlands/hurricane3.html

 

Effects on the Economy

Economic Effects of Hurricane Katrina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economic_effects_of_Hurricane_Katrina

New Orleans: Economy
http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/us/A0859963.html

Hurricane Katrina: The Economics of Disaster
http://inflationdata.com/inflation/Articles/Hurricane_Inflation.asp

Hurricane Katrina bruises economy
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D8D3C86OC.htm?campaign_id=apn_home_down&chan=db

Consumers and businesses are beginning to feel the impact of Katrina
http://www.cbc.ca/cp/business/050901/b0901130.html

Hurricane Katrina bruised the economy in September, causing the first nationwide job loss in two years,
but the damage wasn't as awful as many had feared.

http://www.detnews.com/2005/business/0510/08/biz-341383.htm

 

Families Coping after Hurricane Katrina

Katrina survivor, family starting over again in Odenton
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bin/read/2005/09_22-10/TOP

Katrina Family Reunion
http://www.newschannel34.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=13851FFF-2606-4B83-B834-AB59E9ADB825

Gestures of Kindness Comfort Katrina's Victims
http://abcnews.go.com/US/HurricaneKatrina/story?id=1087602&page=1&CMP=OTC-RSSFeeds0312

Holland Under Sea Level

Dutch Can Relate to New Orleans Disaster
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/HurricaneKatrina/story?id=1131764&page=1

The Netherlands and the Sea
The very existence of the Netherlands a hundred years from now,
at least in its present form, seems anything but certain.




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