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ORLEANS PARISH: REBUILDING A COMMUNITY POST HURRICANE KATRINA By: Vernessa Shih Fall 2012 Midterm PP M224A GIS Professor Kawano.

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1 ORLEANS PARISH: REBUILDING A COMMUNITY POST HURRICANE KATRINA By: Vernessa Shih Fall 2012 Midterm PP M224A GIS Professor Kawano

2 How has the rebuilding/repopulating of Orleans Parish changed from Pre-Katrina conditions? Hurricane Katrina August 23, 2005 to August 31, 2005 FEMA Locations ORLEANS PARISH POPULATION DENSITY Lower Ninth Ward Comparing Neighborhoods

3 Hurricane KatrinaAug 23, 2005Aug 31, 2005

4 Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA REGIONS, HEADQUARTERS, and HURRICANE KATRINA EFFECTED STATES FEMA Regions 4, 5, 6

5 Region Area: Louisiana, Orleans Parish

6 Focus Area: Orleans Parish

7 Total Population Shifts from 2000 to 2009

8 Focus Area: Lower Ninth Ward Source: ESRI, Google Earth

9 Comparing Neighborhoods Black or African AmericanWhitesAsians American IndiansOther 2 Race Categories Hispanic (any race) Lower Ninth Ward Orleans Parish Louisiana USA Source: ESRI, CENSUS

10 Comparing Neighborhoods Black or African AmericanWhiteAsian American IndianOther 2 race categories Hispanic (any race) Lower Ninth Orleans Parish Louisiana US Source: ESRI, CENSUS

11 Hypothesis/Discussion  Lower Ninth Ward  Insurance values of home  Local discrimination  Effects of insurance pay out discrimination on the population of returning Black/African American Residents  Commission on Discrimination in Federal Funding is halting all pay outs  Studying Levees, FEMA reactions  New investments in green building technology

12 THANK YOU! Interested in finding out more? Check out Rebuilding Together and the Make it Right Foundation

13 Racial Discrimination in Insurance Pay outs Potential parallels with Hurricane Sandy? Final Proposals “Famous” Jersey Shore New Jersey Cabs 86 th Street Station

14 Mad Skillz Sources: ESRI/Social Explorer NASA CENSUS.gov/American Fact Finder National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration FEMA GOOGLE EARTH US Geological Survey Greater New Orleans Community Data Center Regional Planning Commission for New Orleans City of New Orleans  Inset map – US, Louisiana, Orleans  Point or line graduated symbol – graduated colored symbols, Hurricane Katrina Categories  Geoprocessing – Clipping  Geoprocessing – Joining  Geocoding – FEMA Locations  Google Earth – KML/KMZ  Custom Shape files – Water boundaries for Orleans Parish  Comparison Charts/Graphs


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