Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Washing Away

"It's only a matter of time before South Louisiana takes a direct hit from a major hurricane. Billions have been spent to protect us, but we grow more vulnerable every day."
-- SPECIAL REPORT from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE -

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A prescient special report from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE
https://www.nola.com/hurricane/?/washingaway/

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Mississippi: Satellite View

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Mississippi Sat view via NYT

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New Orleans Evacuation Routes

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Source: NYT

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New Orleans Satellite Image

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Media Round Ups

Media Coverage:

There are several media overviews of the Hurricane Katrina Disaster; Particuylarly noteworthy are those from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

There is also an eerily prescient series from THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, titled Washing Away.

Photo Journalism:

There are several notable photo packages from newspapers that depict the devastation of the New Orleans and the Gulf.

These three are particularly good:

NYT
WSJ
Newday

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Katrina Path and Insurance loss estimates

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Source:
Hurricane Katrina Slams Into Gulf Coast; Dozens Are Dead
JOSEPH B. TREASTER and KATE ZERNIKE
NYT, August 30, 2005
https://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/30/national/30storm.html

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New Orleans Elevation Map

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via NYT

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New Orleans Demographics

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Katrina + Gulf Oil facilities

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Source: Christian Science Monitor

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The prospect of damage to oil installations could send the price of gasoline to $3 a gallon.

NEW YORK – Energy markets, already strained by robust demand and tight refining capacity in the United States, are now being roiled by a new force: the Katrina factor.

One of the largest hurricanes in US history is already raising energy costs. By midday Tuesday, the wholesale price of gasoline in the futures market was $2.37 a gallon, which would indicate a retail price above $3. A barrel of oil had soared to more than $70, almost $4 more than two days ago. Home heating oil was up about 20 cents a gallon.

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Sources:
The Katrina factor and energy prices    
Ron Scherer
The Christian Science Monitor, August 31, 2005 edition
https://www.csmonitor.com/2005/0831/p01s01-usec.html

HURRICANE KATRINA Graphics Package
New York Times, August 31, 2005
https://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/national/2005_HURRICANEKATRINA_GRAPHIC/index.html

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Levee Systems of New Orleans

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Levees

Source: NYT

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