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Hurricane Katrina

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The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.

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Overview

The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.

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Gr 9 Up—This title looks at myriad topics related to the catastrophe and its aftermath. It follows the series format of offering reprinted articles that present positive and negative views. Researchers will be interested in some of the discussions, such as the effects of global warming on future storms, the need to restore wetlands, and the response of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) to help victims. Students may be less interested in the mental-health services that failed the populations, the need for improved school reform, and the lack of media attention to the Mississippi coast. The lessons learned from this hurricane are expected to be models for how to better handle disasters in the future; several pieces take issue with the local, state, and national degrees of preparedness.—Peggy Fleming, formerly at Churchville-Chili High School, Churchville, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737748826
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 6/18/2010
  • Series: At Issue Series: Disasters
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 15 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Americans Are Now More Able to Help At-Risk Populations After Disasters Timothy Manning 11

2 Americans Remain Unprepared for a Major Hurricane PR Newswire 21

3 New Orleans Is Being Made Safe from Hurricanes Susan Spaht 29

4 New Orleans Is Not Safe from Hurricanes Chris Francescani Jim Avila Beth Tribolet 36

5 New Orleans Cannot Be Made Safe from Hurricanes Sheila Grissett Mark Schleifstein 45

6 The Mississippi Coast Is Recovering from Katrina but Lacks Media Attention Stan Tiner 52

7 The Mississippi Coast Has Not Recovered from Katrina Reilly Morse 56

8 New Orleans Must Be Rebuilt Sustainably Mark Davis 65

9 Mental Health Services Have Improved in New Orleans Since Katrina Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals 74

10 Post-Katrina Mental Health Services Are Still in Crisis Stephanie Smith 81

11 Post-Katrina School Reform Has Been Successful in New Orleans Rick Jervis 86

12 Post-Katrina School Reform Has Not Been Successful in New Orleans Craig Chamberlain 90

13 Post-Katrina School Reform in New Orleans Shows Mixed Results Sarah Carr 95

14 The Bush Administration Did Not Respond Appropriately to Katrina Becky Bohrer 101

15 The Bush Administration Provided Significant Support to the Gulf Coast

Office of the White House Press Secretary 106

16 Global Warming Will Produce More Katrina-Like Storms Joseph Romm 115

17 Global Warming May Not Produce More Katrina-Like Storms Eric Berger 123

Organizations to Contact 128

Bibliography 132

Index 137

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