Disaster Recovery: Past Experiences Offer Insights for Recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and Other Recent Natural Disasters

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DIANE Publishing, Mar 1, 2009 - 36 pages
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In Sept. 2008, Hurricanes Ike and Gustav struck the Gulf Coast producing widespread damage and led to fed. major disaster declarations. Earlier this year, heavy flooding resulted in similar declarations in 7 Midwest states. Experiences from past disasters may help states and local governments better prepare for the challenges of managing and implementing the complexities of disaster recovery. This report reviewed 6 past disasters -- the Loma Prieta earthquake in N. Calif. (1989), Hurricane Andrew in S. Florida (1992), the Northridge earthquake in L.A., Calif. (1994), the Kobe earthquake in Japan (1995), the Grand Forks/Red River Flood in N. Dakota and Minnesota (1997), and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast. Illustrations.
 

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