Hurricane Katrina Resource Page
Hurricane Katrina may well turn out to be the most devastating natural disaster in the nation's history. The impacts on our society and economy will be dramatic, and will be felt for years. Katrina is essentially two different disasters: first, the coastal destruction along the Gulf Coast in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana; second, the failure of structural protection of New Orleans, resulting in the long predicted "filling of the bowl" in the city below sea level. Early indications are that tens of thousands of structures may be damaged beyond repair, whole towns on the coast may be gone and New Orleans will literally be shut down for months. ASFPM will attempt to keep you informed of the key issues this disaster presents to the nation, in terms of policy, recovery and economics.
Recovery Following Hurricane Katrina: Will Litigation and Uncertainty Today Make for an Improved Tomorrow? by Edward A. Thomas, Esq. (.pdf) 8/07
Katrina Recovery Web Mapping Application - Outreach & Education on Flood Hazards from ASFPM and UW-SCO
Natural Hazards Center Hurricane Katrina Research Resource Page
NFIP Hurricane Season 2006 General Talking Points (04/06)
The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned (.pdf) 2/23/06 & Lessons Learned Fact Sheet (.pdf) 2/23/06
ASFPM White Paper: Hurricanes Katrina & Rita: Using Mitigation to Rebuild a Safer Gulf Coast (.pdf) 9/9/05
A Recipe for Rebuilding and Mitigation in New Orleans - French Wetmore (.pdf) 9/7/05
Distributing Risks & Responsibilities: Flood Hazard Mitigation in New Orleans - Jameson Wetmore (.pdf) 3/06
Hurricane Katrina and the Paradoxes of Government Disaster Policy: Bringing about Wise Governmental Decisions for Hazardous Areas - Raymond J. Burby, Ph. D., FAICP (.pdf) 11/05
Video: Former Army Corps Gen. Gerald Galloway Calls for National Flood Plan - E&E TV | Transcript
US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works Hearing: Statement of Larry Roth, P.E., Deputy Executive Director, American Society of Civil Engineers: Evaluate the Degree to which the Preliminary Findings on the Failure of teh Levees are being Incorporated into the Restoration of Hurricane Protection (.pdf) 11/17/05
2005 Hurricane Season "Stories from the Front" - Tales from ASFPM members, partners & friends
Association of State Wetland Managers National Policy Workshop Follow-up - Opportunities for Rebuilding After Katrina
FEMA Immediate Recruitment Notice (.pdf)
Affected by Hurricane Katrina?
If your area has received a Federal Disaster Declaration: Register for Disaster Assistance by calling 1-800-621-FEMA
The ABCs of Returning to Flooded Buildings (.pdf)
Initial Restoration of Flooded Buildings (.pdf)
Trying to Locate a Loved One?
Federal Resources on Missing Persons
American Red Cross Family Links Registry
Latest News ReleasesFEMA Latest News
FEMA Memo: Implementation of Community Floodplain Management Ordinances during Post-Disaster Reconstruction and Federal Agency Compliance with Executive Order 11988 - Floodplain Management
Technical ResourcesInteractive New Orleans Flood Map
USGS Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies
US Army Corps of Engineers Hurricane Response Page
NOAA Huricane Katrina Images
Local Resources & News Sources
WWL TV - New Orleans | Continuous Updates Blog
WLOX TV - BIloxi / Gulfport
WLBT 3 - Jackson
Want to Make a Donation?
Please be aware of fraudulent activity!!!
FEMA Donations & Resources Page
American Red Cross - 1-800-HELP NOW
IRS Charities Search Page
Press Conference with Officials from Homeland Security, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Departments of Health and Human Services, Energy, Transportation, and Defense (8/31/05)
FEMA Photo Library | NOAA Photos
Advice for Donating
- Validate the relief fund or charity through a known reliable entity. Please refer to the FEMA link above for a list of reputable disaster relief resources for Hurricane Katrina.
- When you receive a message containing a request for donations for these victims, do not respond unless you are certain it is a valid message.
- Avoid visiting untrusted web sites.
- Avoid opening email messages and attachments that claim to contain video, photos, or other information relating to relief solicitation for Hurricane Katrina.
- Follow standard best practices for email and web browsing security. Follow standard best practices for email and web.