Data Center grades Katrina recovery in New Orleans region
News article by Richard Webster, NOLA.Com
July 31, 2015
The Data Center (New Orleans)
What is the state of New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal levees caused the deaths of more than 1,000 people, displaced more than a million residents and resulted in $151 billion in damage?
To answer that question, the Data Center released a report Friday (July 31) entitled, "The New Orleans Index at 10," in which it graded the region's ongoing rebuilding efforts in four main categories -- economic growth, the inclusion of low-income populations in the recovery, quality of life and sustainability.