Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Rebuilding Electrical Infrastructure along the Gulf Coast: A Case Study

    A proactive approach to disaster preparation is crucial to disaster recovery. Hurricane Katrina made landfall near the Mississippi-Louisiana state line on the morning of August 29, 2005, with an estimated intensity of 120 mile per hour (mph) winds and a storm surge of at least 30 feet (Figure ... Read More

    Author: Billy Ball

    The Aftermath of Katrina

    Release date: Spring 2006

    Volume: 36

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Restoring Coastal Louisiana: Planning without a National Water Policy

    No policies or standards are in place for individual water sectors or for water resources as a whole. Hurricane Katrina focused the nation’s attention on the fragility of our built environment and, perhaps, on the limitations of engineering. As people in New Orleans and the rest of ... Read More

    Author: Gerald E. Galloway

    The Aftermath of Katrina

    Release date: Spring 2006

    Volume: 36

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Toxic and Contaminant Concerns Generated by Hurricane Katrina

    Decisions about rebuilding are based more on the potential for reflooding than on the overall health of the New Orleans area. When Hurricane Katrina flooded the city of New Orleans, one of many concerns in its wake was contamination. Several chemical plants, petroleum refining facilities, ... Read More

    Author: Danny D. Reible, Charles N. Haas, John H. Pardue, and William J. Walsh

    The Aftermath of Katrina

    Release date: Spring 2006

    Volume: 36

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Evacuation Planning and Engineering for Hurricane Katrina

    The evacuation of New Orleans had some unprecedented successes . . . and glaring failures. The hurricane season of 2005 will go down in the record books. It included 14 hurricanes (a new record), three of which were among the most powerful and costly in the 154-year history of record keeping ... Read More

    Author: Brian Wolshon

    The Aftermath of Katrina

    Release date: Spring 2006

    Volume: 36

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    New Orleans and the Wetlands of Southern Louisiana

    The greatest uncertainties for wetland restoration will be political will and stakeholder response. The New Orleans-Mississippi River and associated wetland system are central to the well-being of the nation. The Mississippi River drains 41 percent of the water in the continental United ... Read More

    Author: Robert G. Dean

    The Aftermath of Katrina

    Release date: Spring 2006

    Volume: 36

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Aftermath of Katrina (editorial)

    Editor’s Note This is the second issue of The Bridge in the past year devoted to disasters caused by forces in our environment. The summer 2005 issue was focused on the Indian Ocean tsunami, and this issue is focused on Hurricane Katrina. As human populations continue to grow in areas ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    The Aftermath of Katrina

    Release date: Spring 2006

    Volume: 36

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Behavior of Hurricane Protection Infrastructure in New Orleans

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is analyzing what went wrong (and right) during and after Hurricane Katrina. In terms of flooding, Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to hit the coast of the United States in the past century. Katrina first made landfall on the southeast coast ... Read More

    Author: Paul F. Mlakar

    The Aftermath of Katrina

    Release date: Spring 2006

    Volume: 36

    Number: 1