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PUBLICATION DATE: May 19, 2011 PRODUCT #: HKS700-PDF-ENG
In late summer 2005, Hurricane Katrina – the worst natural disaster in U.S. history – wreaked havoc along the Gulf Coast, causing enormous loss of life and property damage. (Only several weeks later, Hurricane Rita would inflict even more anguish across much of the same place.Moving People out of Danger (B) Special Needs Evacuations from Gulf Coast Hurricanes Case Solution
The evacuation of special needs individuals (e.g., the institutionalized, those with medical conditions, people without access to automobiles, etc.) from New Orleans was particularly difficult, not only in getting folks out of the city but also in tracking who had gone where, letting their families understand what had occurred to them, caring for them correctly in receiving regions, and repatriating them to their homes and loved ones.