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Hurricane Katrina and the Forgotten Coast of Mississippi

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  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107023949

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  • Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in August 2005 with devastating consequences. Almost all analyses of the disaster have been dedicated to the way the hurricane affected New Orleans. This volume examines the impact of Katrina on southern Mississippi. While communities along Mississippi's Gulf Coast shared the impact, their socioeconomic and demographic compositions varied widely, leading to different types and rates of recovery. This volume furthers our understanding of the pace of recovery and its geographic extent, and explores the role of inequalities in the recovery process and those antecedent conditions that could give rise to a “recovery divide.” It will be especially appealing to researchers and advanced students of natural disasters and policy makers dealing with disaster consequences and recovery.

    • Investigates the historic antecedents in social relations and contemporary geographic patterns that drive recovery
    • Examines a geographic location other than New Orleans that was impacted by Hurricane Katrina
    • Utilizes archival research, interviews with residents, specialized datasets, photography, and geospatial technology for analysis and presentation
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    Reviews & endorsements

    "… this book is a thoroughly researched, impressively analyzed, and well-delivered masterpiece. It will certainly set a standard for how scholars treat similar natural disasters in the future."
    The Journal of Southern History

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107023949
    • length: 207 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 182 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.63kg
    • contains: 39 b/w illus. 12 colour illus. 14 maps 18 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The forgotten coast
    2. Remembering the coast: the road to Camille
    3. The second big one
    4. Uneven recovery
    5. Powering an unequal recovery
    6. Slow going for neighborhoods
    7. Waiting for the next Katrina
    8. Recovery divides in a changing world
    9. Epilogue.

  • Authors

    Susan L. Cutter, University of South Carolina

    Christopher T. Emrich, University of South Carolina

    Jerry T. Mitchell, University of South Carolina

    Walter W. Piegorsch, University of Arizona

    Mark M. Smith, University of South Carolina

    Lynn Weber, University of South Carolina

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