Graphical Forecasts: Southern Mississippi Valley
- The National Weather Service created this interactive weather forecast map. Scroll over
the items listed on the left to change the data displayed on the map.
- The Hurricane Research Division at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory has
posted this site about the research it is doing on Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina Imagery
- NOAA compiled this site of aerial photographs of areas damaged by Katrina.
NASA Hurricane Resource Page
- This page contains information concerning damage to NASA facilities, as well as aerial images
of Katrina-affected areas, and animated simulations of floodwaters.
Corps Hurricane Response
- The Army Corps of Engineers is working to repair breaches in the levees that protected New
Orleans from flooding and to pump water out of the city.
Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
- This site contains news about Katrina recovery, contact information for shelters and
recommended relief organizations, and a link to a
that contains general information about preparing for and recovering from hurricanes.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency
- This site contains news and evacuation routes and instructions for hurricane-damaged areas of
Mississippi. Also contains information on reporting missing persons and receiving disaster
Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
- This local site uses Census 2000 data to compile and map demographic characteristics that are
relevant to the impact of Hurricane Katrina, such as households without cars and poverty
National Hurricane Center
- This is the U.S. government agency that tracks and researches hurricanes. The NHC site
contains statistics about past hurricanes, results of scientific research conducted by NHC
meteorologists, and advice on hurricane preparedness.
Hurricane Research Division
- This is the main page for the program at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological
Laboratory that studies hurricanes. A description of their research agenda is at
U.S. Geological Survey: Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies
- This site links to impact studies of major hurricanes since 1996. The U.S.G.S. conducts
three-part investigations of coastal storms to assess their impact on U.S. coasts. Katrina is not
World Meteorological Organization Tropical Cyclone Programme
- This organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations that coordinates regional and
national weather agencies in order to reduce the loss of life from hurricanes.
Climate of 2005: Hurricane Katrina
- The National Climactic Data Center has compiled this site summarizing the meteorological
characteristics of Katrina and comparing it to past hurricanes.
Disaster Recovery Information
- This site from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) describes the dangers associated
with hurricanes and gives advice to consumers on how to prepare for and recover from a
National Hurricane Program
- A description of the work that FEMA does to help communities and individuals prepare for and
cope with hurricanes.
- This site is from the FEMA Mapping and Analysis Center and contains satellite images of damage
as well as maps of power outages, total rainfall, and other topics related to recovery from
FirstGov: Hurricane Katrina Recovery
- Information on missing persons connecting with family and friends, what to do if you are a
victim of the disaster, how to help victims, and a listing of disaster cleanup and agency
FEMA: 2005 Hurricane: Volunteer or Make a Donation
- FEMA lists organizations accepting donations of cash and/or volunteers. FEMA advises that
volunteers should not report directly to the affected area unless directed by a voluntary
Hurricane Katrina's Impact on the U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Markets
- The Energy Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Energy prepared this
Flood Water Testing Results: Chemical Testing
- The Environmental Protection Agency posted these results from its testing of the floodwaters in
Hurricane Katrina: Links to Health Information Including Toxicology and Environmental
- Links to U.S. and international health organizations, as well as information on health and
environmental issues that arise after a hurricane.
Environmental Health Needs and Habitability Assessment
- This report from the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency
describes the environmental and public health challenges facing residents who return to New
GAO Reports and Testimonies Related to Disaster Preparedness, Relief, and
- The Government Accountability Office investigates government agencies and programs for
effectiveness and efficiency. Reports on this site are about topics like public health,
energy supply, and flood control.