It's been more than 18 months since Katrina hit the Gulf coast and yet it remains in the news. Next week at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics at St. Anselm's, Douglas Brinkley will be speaking on "Hurricane Katrina: Could it Have Been Avoided?" Brinkley is the author of The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast [363.34922 BRI].
In our collection, we have Spike Lee's documentary, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts [DVD WHE]. This film is best viewed over a period of several days. I found it extremely hard to watch, but once I did, I was glad to have seen it.
There is plenty of Katrina information on-line including Beyond Katrina: The Voice of Hurricane and Disaster Recovery, a website that presents the human aspect of the disaster, and the National Science Board, a site full of scientific reports.
Here are Hurricane Katrina items from our collection that may be of interest:
Palser, Barb. Hurricane Katrina: Aftermath of Disaster. [YA 976 PAL]
Van Heerden, Ivor, and Mike Bryan. The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why during Hurricane Katrina: The Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist. [976.044 VAN]
Predictions for the 2007 hurricane season are now being made. According to one report, things don't look good. We can only hope the predictions are wrong...