News Sources

Hurricane Katrina: State of Emergency (ABC News)

Hurricane Katrina (CNN)

Complete Hurricane Coverage (Los Angeles Times) Free site registration required.

Hurricane Watch (MSNBC)

Hurricane Katrina: The Aftermath (New Scientist)

The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina (New York Times) Free site registration required.

Katrina & Recovery (NPR)

Rebuilding the Gulf Coast (PBS)

Katrina: The Storm We Always Feared (Times-Picayune)

Special Report -- Gulf Coast Hurricanes (Washington Post) Free site registration required.

A Year of Healing (American Red Cross) [Report in pdf.]


2005 Photos of the Year - Hurricane Katrina (Christian Science Monitor)

Natural Hazards: Hurricane Katrina (Earth Observatory - NASA)

After Katrina (NPR)

Photo Archive of Hurricane Katrina(Times-Picayune)

Gulf Coast in Recovery (Washington Post)

Hurricane Katrina Images (NOAA Remote Sensing Division)

NASA Post-Hurricane Katrina Images Available On Google Earth (NASA)

Katrina Photos (WWL TV New Orleans)

Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast ( )

Government Information

Summary of Hurricane Katrina (National Climatic Data Center)

Tropical Cyclone Report: Hurricane Katrina (pdf, National Hurricane Center)

USGS Responds to Hurricanes - Katrina, Rita, and Wilma (USGS)

Key State Government Agencies in the Gulf Region

Hurricane Katrina: A Nation Still Unprepared [To be published Sept. 2006 by the U.S. Senate, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.]

Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned, February 2006


FEMA Mapping and Analysis Center

2005 Hurricanes (Geospatial One Stop)


Surviving Katrina (Discovery, Aug. 2006)

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (HBO, Aug. 2006)

Hexing a Hurricane: Responses to Katrina by New Orleans cultural groups (ten18films)

Satellites spot 'hot towers' in Hurricane Katrina (New Scientist, Aug. 31, 2005) [mpg format]

NGS resources

Hurricane Katrina News (National Geographic News)

New Orleans: Home No More (National Geographic, Aug. 2006)

Super Storms (National Geographic, Aug. 2006)

Hope in Hell (National Geographic, Dec. 2005)

Hurricanes (National Geographic, Aug. 2005)

Gone With the Water (National Geographic, Oct. 2004)

Drowning New Orleans (Explorer, 2006)

[Source for images: NASA]


Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms (McQuaid, John, et al., Little Brown, Aug. 2006)

Katrina: The Ruin and Recovery of New Orleans (Times-Picayune staff, Sports Publishing, Aug. 2006)

Disaster: Hurricane Katrina and the Failure of Homeland Security (Cooper, Christopher et al., Henry Holt, Aug. 2006)

Breach of Faith: Hurricane Katrina and the Near Death of a Great American City (Horne, Jed, Random House, Jul. 2006)

In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster (Jordan, Chris, Princeton Architectural Press, Jul. 2006)

The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast (Brinkley, Douglas, Morrow/Avon, May 2006)

Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist (Van Heerden, Ivor et al., Penguin, May 2006)

Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster (Dyson, Michael Eric, Basic Books, Jan. 2006)