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Lessons Learned From Katrina, 10 Years Later

When Hurricane Katrina pummeled the U.S. Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, three states suffered major damage. The storm surge breached levees in New Orleans, causing 80 percent of the city to be flooded for weeks and destroying entire neighborhoods. In all, nearly 2,000 people were killed and 1 million were displaced. The chaos after the hurricane was evident with a lack of coordination among political officials, relief organizations, the military and the Federal Emergency Management...

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