Katrina One Year Later: Expectations Overblown

Triplett, Tim
September 2006
Metal Center News;Sep2006, Vol. 46 Issue 10, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports on the factors that account for the delay in the reconstruction efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, a year after being struck by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Congress has approved the release of $77 billion in hurricane aid, but $33 billion have not been disbursed. Reconstruction has been set aside for more immediate humanitarian needs. The steel industry promotes the use of storm-resistant steel framing and roofing in residential construction projects.


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