Hurricane Katrina


Why did so many people die in the Lower Ninth Ward?

My last blog addressed a question that I’ve gotten the most over the last decade: how many people died because of Hurricane Katrina impacts in Louisiana? This blog post deals with the next most common question that I get: Why did so many people die in the Lower Ninth Ward? Typically, the person asking, whether…


Making Sense of Hurricane Katrina’s Death Toll

  How many people died because of the Hurricane Katrina? I’ve gotten that question a lot over the last few days, with reporters being specifically interested in Louisiana and New Orleans. It is a question that I spent 7 years focused on, which culminated in my dissertation in 2011 which was published as a scientific…


Levees.org’s Open-air Levee Exhibition and Garden

Dear Bruce, Please join me this coming Friday to view the final plans for Levees.org’s proposed Open-air Levee Exhibition and Garden.The exhibit & garden, intended for both residents and visitors, will be built at east side breach site of the London Avenue Canal in Gentilly.It was one of the worst during Hurricane Katrina nine years…