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In the Wake of the Hurricane

In the Wake of the Hurricane

  • Author: Bob Ogley
  • Publisher: Motorbooks International
  • ISBN: 9781872337616
  • Category: Wind damage
  • Page: 136
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In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

In the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

New Paradigms and Social Visions

  • Author: Clyde Woods
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801895616
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 432
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government so callously abandon its citizens when they so desperately needed federal aid? Why was the most powerful military in the world unable or unwilling to act? Readers will find in this collection compelling answers to these, and other, complicated questions.

In the Wake of the Storm: A Special Report

In the Wake of the Storm: A Special Report

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Lichtenstein Creative Media
  • ISBN: 1933644184
  • Category:
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Into the Hurricane

Into the Hurricane

  • Author: Neil Connelly
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545853877
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 240
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TWO PEOPLE WITH LOSSES Eli and Max both have good reasons to go to the lighthouse on Shackles Island. For Max, it's an old vacation spot, the rare location where she has only good memories -- so it's the right place to scatter her dad's ashes. For Eli, it's the highest point near his Louisiana home, with the clearest view of the rocks where his sister died -- so it's the right place to end his own life as well. A STORM WITHOUT LIMITS But neither of them expected the other, nor the storm. Because Hurricane Celeste is roaring toward Shackles Island, and its power will break bridges, slash electric lines, and stir up deadly wildlife -- some of it human. When the ruthless Odenkirk family steals Max's Jeep with her most precious possession inside, she and Eli begin a desperate quest to get it back and get off the island ... until they realize they must go into the hurricane.

The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous

The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous

Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

  • Author: Ken Wells
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • ISBN: 0300152957
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 256
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Whose Boat Is This Boat?

Whose Boat Is This Boat?

Comments That Don't Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane

  • Author: The Staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 198212119X
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 24
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100% of The Late Show’s proceeds from this book go to hurricane relief. Whose Boat Is This Boat? Comments That Don’t Help in the Aftermath of a Hurricane is a picture book made entirely of quotations from President Donald Trump in the wake of Hurricane Florence. It is the first children’s book that demonstrates what not to say after a natural disaster. On September 19, 2018, Donald Trump paid a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, one of the towns ravaged by Hurricane Florence. It was there he showed deep concern for a boat that washed ashore. “At least you got a nice boat out of the deal,” said President Trump to hurricane victims. “Have a good time!” he told them. The only way his comments would be appropriate is in the context of a children’s book—and now you can experience them that way, thanks to the staff of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Whose Boat Is This Boat? is an excellent teaching tool for readers of all ages who enjoy learning about empathy by process of elimination. Have a good time!

Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith

Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith

New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

  • Author: Vincanne Adams
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822379198
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith is an ethnographic account of long-term recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans. It is also a sobering exploration of the privatization of vital social services under market-driven governance. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, public agencies subcontracted disaster relief to private companies that turned the humanitarian work of recovery into lucrative business. These enterprises profited from the very suffering that they failed to ameliorate, producing a second-order disaster that exacerbated inequalities based on race and class and leaving residents to rebuild almost entirely on their own. Filled with the often desperate voices of residents who returned to New Orleans, Markets of Sorrow, Labors of Faith describes the human toll of disaster capitalism and the affect economy it has produced. While for-profit companies delayed delivery of federal resources to returning residents, faith-based and nonprofit groups stepped in to rebuild, compelled by the moral pull of charity and the emotional rewards of volunteer labor. Adams traces the success of charity efforts, even while noting an irony of neoliberalism, which encourages the very same for-profit companies to exploit these charities as another market opportunity. In so doing, the companies profit not once but twice on disaster.

We Shall Not Be Moved

We Shall Not Be Moved

Rebuilding Home in the Wake of Katrina

  • Author: Tom Wooten
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807044644
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 256
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As floodwaters drained in the weeks following Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans residents came to a difficult realization. Their city was about to undertake the largest disaster recovery in American history, yet they faced a profound leadership vacuum: members of every tier of government, from the municipal to the federal level, had fallen down on the job. We Shall Not Be Moved tells the absorbing story of the community leaders who stepped into this void to rebuild the city they loved. From a Vietnamese Catholic priest who immediately knows when two of his six thousand parishioners go missing to a single mother from the Lower Ninth Ward who instructs the likes of Jimmy Carter and Brad Pitt, these intrepid local organizers show that a city’s fate rests on the backs of its citizens. On their watch, New Orleans neighborhoods become small governments. These leaders organize their neighbors to ward off demolition threats, write comprehensive recovery plans, found community schools, open volunteer centers, raise funds to rebuild fire stations and libraries, and convince tens of thousands of skeptical residents to return home. Focusing on recovery efforts in five New Orleans neighborhoods—Broadmoor, Hollygrove, Lakeview, the Lower Ninth Ward, and Village de l’Est—Tom Wooten presents vivid narratives through the eyes and voices of residents rebuilding their homes, telling a story of resilience as entertaining as it is instructive. The unprecedented community mobilization underway in New Orleans is a silver lining of Hurricane Katrina’s legacy. By shedding light on this rebirth, We Shall Not Be Moved shows how residents, remarkably, turned a profound national failure into a story of hope.

My Storm

My Storm

Managing the Recovery of New Orleans in the Wake of Katrina

  • Author: Edward J. Blakely
  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN: 0812207068
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 192
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Edward J. Blakely has been called upon to help rebuild after some of the worst disasters in recent American history, from the San Francisco Bay Area's 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake to the September 11 attacks in New York. Yet none of these jobs compared to the challenges he faced in his appointment by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin as Director of the Office of Recovery and Development Administration following Hurricane Katrina. In Katrina's wake, New Orleans and the Gulf Coast suffered a disaster of enormous proportions. Millions of pounds of water crushed the basic infrastructure of the city. A land area six times the size of Manhattan was flooded, destroying 200,000 homes and leaving most of New Orleans under water for 57 days. No American city had sustained that amount of destruction since the Civil War. But beneath the statistics lies a deeper truth: New Orleans had been in trouble well before the first levee broke, plagued with a declining population, crumbling infrastructure, ineffective government, and a failed school system. Katrina only made these existing problems worse. To Blakely, the challenge was not only to repair physical damage but also to reshape a city with a broken economy and a racially divided, socially fractured community. My Storm is a firsthand account of a critical sixteen months in the post-Katrina recovery process. It tells the story of Blakely's endeavor to transform the shell of a cherished American city into a city that could not only survive but thrive. He considers the recovery effort's successes and failures, candidly assessing the challenges at hand and the work done—admitting that he sometimes stumbled, especially in managing press relations. For Blakely, the story of the post-Katrina recovery contains lessons for all current and would-be planners and policy makers. It is, perhaps, a cautionary tale.

In the wake of Katrina

In the wake of Katrina

  • Author: Larry Towell,Archive of Modern Conflict (London, England)
  • Publisher: Chris Boot
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 96
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Between September 3-11, 2005, photographer Larry Towell, accompanied by Southern novelist Ace Atkins, traveled along the coast of Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi, documenting the dramatic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Towell's haunting and poetic landscapes - many of them panoramas - depict the devastation, and the lives of some of the people hit by it. This is an intimate, documentary record of the hurricane's impact and a tribute to human endurance. For his afterword, Ace Atkins revisited the same scenes six months later, reflecting on if and how the communities of the coast have been able to recover.

When the Hurricane Came

When the Hurricane Came

  • Author: Nechama Liss-Levinson
  • Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
  • ISBN: 9781470082536
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 127
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Nine-year old Gertie and her family have to leave their home quickly when Hurricane Katrina is about to flood New Orleans. Gertie must leave behind her friends, her house, her "stuff" and life as she knew it before the storm. How will she deal with going to a new school, making new friends, and celebrating the Jewish holidays in a place she has never lived before? What is her plan to deal with what's happened and at the same time make the world a better place?

Learning from Catastrophe

Learning from Catastrophe

Quick Response Research in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Institute of Behavioral Science University of Colorado
  • ISBN: 9781877943188
  • Category: Crisis management in government
  • Page: 456
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"Presents a peer-reviewed collection of quick response research conducted following Hurricane Katrina in 2005"--Provided by publisher.

Hooper Finds a Family

Hooper Finds a Family

A Hurricane Katrina Dog's Survival Tale

  • Author: Jane Paley
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 006208450X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 144
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He's endearing. He's funny. He's a survivor. Here comes Hooper, one plucky, spunky dog whose warm spirit and goofy personality are irresistible. Hooper tells his own dramatic rescue tale after being left homeless in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and taking a daring trip from New Orleans to New York to meet his new family. He tells of the terrifying force of Katrina, his trials in the shelter, and being the new dog on the block in a city far from home. As Hooper struggles to find his place, he learns to overcome his fear of water and faces down feisty squirrels as well as the resident bully and top dog in his new neighborhood. In a moving tale of adventure and triumph based on a true story, meet this tenacious puppy who makes an incredible journey in search of home.

Shots on the Bridge

Shots on the Bridge

  • Author: Ronnie Greene
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807006556
  • Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Page: 256
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"A gripping tale of police brutality, investigating the cover-up of a deadly NOLA cops' shooting of six unarmed civilians, published on the tenth anniversary of Katrina. Six days after Hurricane Katrina's landfall in New Orleans, New Orleans Police Department officers opened fire on residents crossing the Danziger Bridge. When the shooting stopped, a mentally challenged man and a seventeen-year-old boy were dead, riddled with gunshot wounds. A mother's arm was shot off, her daughter's stomach gouged with a bullet hole, and her husband's head pierced by shrapnel. Her nephew was shot in the neck, jaw, stomach, and hand. All six of the victims, along with two others arrested at the scene, were black and unarmed. Before the blood dried, the shooters and their supervisors had hatched a cover-up. They would plant a gun, invent witnesses, and charge two of their victims with attempted murder. The NOPD hailed all the shooters on the bridge as heroes. Shots on the Bridge explores one of the most dramatic cases of injustice in the last decade. It reveals the fear that gripped the police of a city fallen into anarchy, the circumstances that led desperate survivors to go to the bridge, and the horror that erupted with the gunfire. It dissects the cover-up that nearly buried the truth and the legal maze that, a decade later, leaves the victims still searching for justice"--

Hurricane Heart: Being an Angel in the Wake of Hardships

Hurricane Heart: Being an Angel in the Wake of Hardships

  • Author: Melanie Wadsworth
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1387232436
  • Category:
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Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster

Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster

Lessons in Local Entrepreneurship

  • Author: Virgil Henry Storr,Stefanie Haeffele-Balch,Laura E. Grube
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137314893
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 193
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Rebounding after disasters like tsunamis, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods can be daunting. Communities must have residents who can not only gain access to the resources that they need to rebuild but who can also overcome the collective action problem that characterizes post-disaster relief efforts. Community Revival in the Wake of Disaster argues that entrepreneurs, conceived broadly as individuals who recognize and act on opportunities to promote social change, fill this critical role. Using examples of recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Hurricane Sandy on the Rockaway Peninsula in New York, the authors demonstrate how entrepreneurs promote community recovery by providing necessary goods and services, restoring and replacing disrupted social networks, and signaling that community rebound is likely and, in fact, underway. They argue that creating space for entrepreneurs to act after disasters is essential for promoting recovery and fostering resilient communities.

Hurricane Season

Hurricane Season

The Unforgettable Story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the Resilience of a City

  • Author: Joe Holley
  • Publisher: Hachette Books
  • ISBN: 031648525X
  • Category: Sports & Recreation
  • Page: 272
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An inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. On November 1, 2017, the Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in an epic seven game battle to become 2017 World Series champs. For the Astros, the combination of a magnificently played series, a 101-victory season, and the devastation Hurricane Harvey brought to their city was so incredible it might give Hollywood screenwriters pause. The nation's fourth-largest city, still reeling in the wake of disaster, was smiling again. The Astros' first-ever World Series victory is a great baseball story, but it's also the story of a major American city--a city (and a state) that the rest of the nation doesn't always love or understand--becoming a sentimental favorite because of its grace and good will in response to the largest natural disaster in American history. The Astros' miracle season is also the fascinating tale of a thoroughly modern team. Constructed by NASA-inspired analytics, the team's data-driven system took the game to a more sophisticated level than the so-called Moneyball approach. The team's new owner, Jim Crane, bought into the system and was willing to endure humiliating seasons in the baseball wilderness with the hope, shared by few initially, that success comes to those who wait. And he was right. But no data-crunching could take credit for a team of likeable, refreshingly good-natured young men who wore "Houston Strong" patches on their jerseys and meant it--guys like shortstop Carlos Correa, who kept a photo in his locker of a Houston woman trudging through fetid water up to her knees. The Astros foundation included George Springer, a powerful slugger and rangy outfielder; third-baseman Alex Bregman, whose defensive play and clutch hitting were crucial in the series; and, of course, the stubby and tenacious second baseman José Altuve, the heart and soul of the team. Hurricane Season is Houston Chronicle columnist Joe Holley's moving account of this extraordinary team--and the extraordinary circumstances of their championship.