The long road home: Race, class, and recovery from Hurricane Katrina

Susan L. Cutter, Christopher T. Emrich, Jerry T. Mitchell, Bryan J. Boruff, Melanie Gall, Mathew C. Schmidtlein, Christopher G. Burton, Ginni Melton

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The factors that converged to make Hurricane Katrina a disaster of epic proportions had more to do with where the storm hit than its intensity: It struck a major urban area where the inner-city poor have long been vulnerable to such an event but, until now, have been largely ignored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-20
Number of pages13
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Water Science and Technology


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