University of Texas at Austin

Monday, September 24, 2012

Community Lost: The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina is still teaching lessons seven years after it struck the Gulf Coast.

The hurricane upended the lives of thousands of New Orleans residents. It forced people from their homes and neighborhoods and the city where families had lived for generations.

In one of the most extensive examinations of the aftermath of the hurricane, a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin tracked a group of hurricane survivors evacuated to Austin and their experiences with service organizations from the federal government down to small nonprofits and faith-based organizations.

They published their findings in “Community Lost: State, Civil Society, and Displaced Survivors of Hurricane Katrina.” Although many books have been written about the immediate aftermath of the storm, this is one of the few that presents a long-term view.

Read more at “Community Lost.”

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