Econ of Disasters – Unit Introduction

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Survivor stories and news footage of Hurricane Katrina abound. Newspaper websites are a treasure trove of materials to help students visualize the extent of Katrina’s devastation. The following links are a few of many:

Minneapolis/St.Paul City Pages: Survivor Stories
Photo Gallery compiled by Red Cross volunteer:
NOLA – Everything New Orleans and New Orleans Times Picayune: “Katrina: The Storm We Always Feared” – Katrina anniversary retrospective:
NASA’s Hurricane Katrina Archive:
CBS Sportsline’s coverage of the New Orleans Superdome where tens of thousands of refugees were stranded for days after the hurricane:

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