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September 02, 2005

Maps of the Declared Disaster Areas




Also, this FEMA statement estimates that there are only 91,000 Hurricane victims requiring shelter. If 91,000 is an accurate figure (the only sourced estimate I’ve seen so far), I suspect that many who evacuated prior to Katrina are holed up with family, friends, and in hotels all over the south waiting to hear about the status of their property.

I just received an e-mail from a team my company sent to help with relief/reconstruction efforts. The e-mail said:

Lodging is a huge issue. To say that rooms are in short supply is the understatement of the century. The construction of a MASH-style temporary accommodations is underway and the reality is that some of our folks will likely wind up having to stay there for some period of time.
We're expecting to send 300 or so engineers and planners (mostly engineers) in the next few weeks.

My advice to those who have hotel/motel rooms. Don’t give up your room until you know about the condition of your home or have made other arrangements!

Posted by Rick at September 2, 2005 06:15 PM

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