August 28, 2015

Hurricane Katrina: Reflecting on Ten Years of Recovery

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Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast displacing thousands of residents from their homes.

In the aftermath of the storm, Community Planning and Development Representative, Earl Randall was on the ground in New Orleans coordinating responses to Katrina on the HUD reconstitution team.

Now as the New Orleans Field Office Director, Earl reflects on 10 years of recovery and what it has meant for him personally and as a HUD employee.

Hurricane Katrina: Reflecting on Ten Years of Recovery

August 25, 2015

HUD and Enterprise Help Affordable Housing Managers Get Ready to Respond

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Photo: Harriet Tregoning delivers the keynote address at the Ready to Respond event hosted by HUD and Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Ten years ago this week, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf Coast, and its destructive power ushered in a new era of disaster preparedness and recovery. Katrina and its aftermath offered valuable lessons for disaster planners, many of which were put into practice when Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeastern coast in October 2012. Yet the unique challenges posed by a Category 3 hurricane hitting the nation’s most populous region revealed that, in many ways, we were still not ready to respond. Continue reading