Hurricane Katrina: A Teachable Moment

  • Qian Ye
  • Michael H. Glantz
Part of the IHDP-Integrated Risk Governance Project Series book series (IHDP-IRGPS)


In one of NOAA’s technical reports, it states that “Hurricane Katrina is the most costly natural disaster ever to strike the United States, and the deadliest since the Lake Okeechobee disaster (hurricane) of September, 1928. In addition, Katrina was one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of the United States during the last 100 years” (Graumann et al. 2005).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.University of ColoradoColoradoUSA

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