Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi

Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi

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Lynn Weber Susan Cutter
Cambridge University Press, 4/7/2014
EAN 9781107023949, ISBN10: 1107023947

Hardcover, 250 pages, 26 x 18.2 x 1.5 cm
Language: English

Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in August 2005 with devastating consequences. Almost all analyses of the disaster have been dedicated to the way the hurricane affected New Orleans. This volume examines the impact of Katrina on southern Mississippi. While communities along Mississippi's Gulf Coast shared the impact, their socioeconomic and demographic compositions varied widely, leading to different types and rates of recovery. This volume furthers our understanding of the pace of recovery and its geographic extent, and explores the role of inequalities in the recovery process and those antecedent conditions that could give rise to a 'recovery divide'. It will be especially appealing to researchers and advanced students of natural disasters and policy makers dealing with disaster consequences and recovery.

1. The forgotten coast
2. Remembering the coast
the road to Camille
3. The second big one
4. Uneven recovery
5. Powering an unequal recovery
6. Slow going for neighborhoods
7. Waiting for the next Katrina
8. Recovery divides in a changing world
9. Epilogue.