Disaster Recovery: Past Experiences Offer Insights for Recovering from Hurricanes Ike and Gustav and Other Recent Natural Disasters
DIANE Publishing, Mar 1, 2009 - 36 pages
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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