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The Long Road Home: Race, Class, and Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

Christopher G. Burton; Jerry T. Mitchell; Melanie Gall; Susan L. Cutter; Bryan J. Boruff; Christopher T. Emrich; Matthew C. Schmidtlein; Ginni Melton

The Katrina Research Hub

January 1, 2006

Hurricane Katrina was not the strongest of the three storms that reached Category Five intensity in terms of wind speeds or central pressures, but converging factors--primarily its strength and landfall location along the Gulf Coast--made it the most devastating and costly hurricane in US history. Here, Cutter et al highlight the challenging tasks of recovery and the implications of the reconstruction process of the region.