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Hurricane Project


History of Hurricanes

Hurricane History from the National Hurricane Center

Archive of Past Hurricane Seasons from the National Hurricane Center

Planning a City Below Sea Level

How Stuff Works:  What is a levee?

When the Levee Breaks

History of the City Below Sea Level

Engineers Probe New Orleans Levees

Alternet: Why the Levee Broke

New Orleans Levees Not Built for Worst Case Events

New Orleans Levees and Floodwalls:
Hurricane Damage Protection

This report focuses on the city’s levee and floodwall infrastructure.


Hurricanes and Global Warming

EPA Warning:  Global Warming Impacts: Coastal Zoning

Scientists see if global warming causes hurricanes

Hurricanes and Global Warming: Is There a Link?

Scientists Debunk 'Global Warming' Effect on Hurricanes

More Scientists Say Global Warming Causes Stronger Hurricanes

Hurricanes and global warming - a link?


How Insurance Companies Insure Flood Zones

Flood insurance: Are you in the zone?

Flood Zones Defined

Government/Individual Responsibilities

The Response and Responsibilities in a Disaster

FEMA home page (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

What is Disaster Assistance?

Top 10 Facts Every Consumer Needs to Know about the National Flood Insurance Program

Are You Ready?
An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness: Hurricanes

Hurricane Relief 

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

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.

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


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

Town of Greenwich - Emergency Preparedness

Town of Greenwich Emergency Ready Guide

Technology of Hurricane Tracking

Understanding Hurricane Science, Technology

Hurricane Forecasting

Hurricane Risk to New Orleans (published September 2002)

A Risky Spot (published 9/2002)

Hurricane Risk for New Orleans – Preparing for Category Five Hurricane (9/2002)


Effects on the Economy

Economic Effects of Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans: Economy

Hurricane Katrina: The Economics of Disaster

Hurricane Katrina bruises economy

Consumers and businesses are beginning to feel the impact of Katrina

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.


Families Coping after Hurricane Katrina

Katrina survivor, family starting over again in Odenton

Katrina Family Reunion

Gestures of Kindness Comfort Katrina's Victims

Holland Under Sea Level

Dutch Can Relate to New Orleans Disaster

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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