Hurricane Katrina: 10 years of recovery and reflection
Post-Katrina New Orleans smaller, but population growth rates back on track.Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, the metropolitan area has nearly 90,000 fewer people than when the 2000 census was taken. Based on that number alone, it looks like the region is about halfway down a long road to recovering all its lost population.
NPR publishes a series of pieces on recovery after hurricane Katrina, which also includes evidence on demographic change linked with Katrina-induced displacement and post-disaster policies, returns and migration.
Listen to the most recent stories of people affected by the natural disaster here.
Source: NPR Special Series