The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

The following resources describe the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, including information on rebuilding, relief, impacts and more.

  • BBC In Depth: Hurricane Katrina. This BBC News clearinghouse website provides a wide variety of information regarding Hurricane Katrina. Information includes news stories, scientific analysis and background, eyewitness accounts, photo galleries, pressing questions, hurricane animations and more. Information has been updated frequently. (more info)
  • Fast Facts on Areas Affected by Hurricane Katrina. This website contains a variety of information compiled by the US Census Bureau regarding Hurricane Katrina. Information includes a series of thematic maps (in PDF format with zoom capability) showing state and county/parish boundaries and the following measures by census tract: population density, number of housing units, poverty rates and percentage of population age 65 and over and under 18. Also included are population estimates in impacted areas, socioeconomic and business information. ( This site may be offline. )
  • Geotimes WEBextras Archives . This Geotimes archive contains three articles about Hurricane Katrina and her aftermath. These include "Hurricane Katrina Hits Hard," "Water Covers New Orleans," and "Katrina Strikes the Energy Sector." Users may also follow links to other archived Geotimes articles on a variety of topics from recent earthquakes to drilling projects. (more info)
  • Hurricane Katrina Impact Studies. This website is a cooperative research project between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the University of New Orleans. The goal of the project is to investigate coastal change that occurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina. The site includes aerial video, still photography, and laser altimetry surveys of post-storm beach conditions that were collected August 31 and September 1, 2005 for comparison with earlier data. The comparison data can be used to refine predictive models of coastal impacts from severe storms and aid in disaster recovery and erosion mitigation. (more info)
  • Hurricane Katrina Satellite Images. This website features satellite images of areas in Lousiana and Mississippi that were affected by Hurricane Katrina. The collection shows flooding and levee breaks at various localities. ( This site may be offline. )
  • Hurricane Katrina Special Feature . This National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) clearinghouse provides links to information related to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Information includes science for emergency response and recovery, humanitarian relief, science for recovery and restoration, news articles, publications, press releases and other related hurricane information. Users may also follow links to other parts of the NWRC website. (more info)
  • Hurricane Katrina Storm Report. This website chronicles the progress of Hurricane Katrina from August 25th to August 29th, 2005. The site includes photos, videos and text written by storm chasers recounting Katrina's first landfall in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and the second landfall in Gulfport, Mississippi. Also included are several weather infrared and satellite images of Hurricane Katrina. (more info)
  • Hurricane Katrina: This website provides the latest information and resources regarding relief and assistance provided by the Louisiana state government for citizens impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Information includes education, health resources, jobs, missing persons, shelter and housing, maps, insurance, animals and pets, price gouging, response stories and more. Information is currently being collected and the site will be continuously updated. ( This site is likely no longer available. )
  • Hurricane Science. This site from the American Association for the Advancement of Science provides a collection of resources related to Hurricane Katrina for the scientific community. The collection features links to several articles about Hurricane Katrina and her aftermath, learning to live with risk and uncertainty, and the rising incidence of mega-hurricanes. Also included is information about how to help hurricane victims. ( This site may be offline. )