Tag Archives: Hurricane Katrina

Profile Response: Dave Culpepper, New Orleans, LA

“Louisiana has one of the highest rates of relative sea level rise in the world. Fifty years from now, New Orleans could well have a smaller footprint and a higher levee. The city is trying to develop more water features to … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Marguerite Oestreicher, Habitat for Humanity, New Orleans, LA

  Last I was in New Orleans was a week during the winter of 2005 and again in 2006 to built houses at Musician’s Village, part of Hurricane Katrina reconstruction. Habitat for Humanity’s work there is long finished. All of … Continue reading

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Profile Response: Juliette Hayes, Risk Analysis Branch Chief, Mitigation Division, FEMA Region IX, Oakland, CA

“Disasters are 100% political.” For a federal employee, Juliette Hayes says downright radical things. Yet she gets away with it because: one, she’s right; and two, you know she’s coming from a place that wants to help, not hinder. She’s … Continue reading

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