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Introduction to the Forum: Overview of Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reforms

Residents of New Orleans and elsewhere along the Gulf Coast have been trying to adjust to their new normal in the five years since Hurricane Katrina and the Great Flood in New Orleans, along with subsequent Hurricanes Rita, Wilma, Ike, and Gustav. The new normal changed abruptly when an industrial accident, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion, occurred off the coast of Louisiana on April 20, 2010. The burning rig took 11 lives and was followed by the worst environmental disaster the Uni

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