Evacuation and Equity

Renne, John
May 2006
Planning;May2006, Vol. 72 Issue 5, p44
Trade Publication
The article presents a day-to-day account on the evacuation of people from hurricane-stricken city of New Orleans, Louisiana on August 26-31, 2005. The author assess the local transit and transportation services in the city. He pointed out that the evacuation went out smoothly since early hurricane threats served as practice runs. However, the 2004 New Orleans Transportation Master Plan acknowledges that low income and lack of transportation could hinder the evacuation of many local residents. The suggested several measures to be taken in evacuation planning.


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