In the weeks and months following Hurricane Katrina, several teams from
MCEER visited the stricken area to collect perishable data on structural
damage to bridges, buildings and other infrastructure, investigate the performance
of the area’s hospitals, examine public health and environmental issues,
and conduct surveys of large affected areas using state-of-the-art remote
Detailed preliminary reports prepared at the time of the field investigations
contain summaries of damage, initial observations and many photographs.
A report series entitled “Engineering
and Organizational Issues Before, During, and After Hurricane Katrina,” present the findings of the teams in greater detail.
MCEER Post-Disaster Investigation
Damage Reports: The team wrote summaries of the damage
to buildings and bridges visited
along the Gulf coast and in New Orleans.
VIEWS™ Deployment: The remote sensing team visited the stricken
area twice. The first
visit included Waveland, Bay St. Louis,
Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs, Gautier and Pascagoula, Mississippi;
the second visit focused on New Orleans.
“Engineering and Organizational Issues Before, During, and After Hurricane Katrina,” present the findings of the teams in greater detail. Reports are available for purchase or download.
Hurricane Database: Katrina and Rita serves as an information portal to users. The database includes links culled from the private and public sectors, in addition to research findings from the MCEER teams. The query results provide the researcher with an active link (URL) to the source document or Web site.
Hurricane Katrina Resources guide directs users to authoritative information on Hurricane Katrina. The resource includes three sections: One Year Later, Publications & Reports, and Engineering Aspects.