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Claire B. Rubin has 36 years of experience as a researcher, consultant, and educator in the fields of emergency management and homeland security.
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Category Archives: Hurricane Katrina
These photos show that the recovery was not exactly a miracle transformation, in many cases. The photo technique is new to me. Swipe the photos and see Hurricane Katrina disaster dissolve into present-day recovery
This week I have seen 3 sets of remarks from federal officials that try to make it clear that the response to H. Sandy did not repeat the problems from H.Sandy. Senate Committee on Homeland Security, March 20. Hurricane Sandy: … Continue reading
Former New Orleans mayor indicted on federal corruption charges, CNN, Jan. 18, 2013. Some additional details, Jan. 19, 2013.
This article focuses on the slow drawdown of federal funds made available for recovery projects in Louisiana since the trio of hurricanes that hit in 2005. It highlights the financial management needed for the long, complicated recovery process. Check out: … Continue reading
As we all knew shortly after Hurricane Katrina (2005), the lack of local government capacity and capabilities regarding emergency management was one key contributor to the terrible response and recovery efforts after that event. To be fair, state and federal … Continue reading
For five years, disputes have been pending about rebuilding housing for low-income residents who lost their homes due to Hurricane Katrina. Recently, the matter was settled; and perhaps that settlement will be helpful in the aftermath of future disasters in … Continue reading
Residential Insurance on the U.S. Gulf Coast in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina: A Framework for Evaluating Potential Reforms, by McDonald et al. (20 pp.) RAND report, Oct. 2010. Interesting report on a topic not often discussed. To quote the … Continue reading