Hell and High Water
- Producers assess terminals, ready mixed plants damage. // Concrete Products;Oct2005, Vol. 108 Issue 10, p8
Reports on the survey about the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to the cement industry in the U.S. Total cement production affected by the hurricane; Number of cement import terminals that was devastated; Damage brought to the regional rail system by the calamity.
- Insurers raise capital after hurricanes. Parekh, Rupal // Crain's New York Business;10/17/2005, Vol. 21 Issue 42, p16
The article focuses on efforts of the insurance industry to raise capital after hurricanes in the U.S. The insurance industry has already generated more than $4 billion, and companies are expected to tap Wall Street for billions more in the near term. Katrina alone is expected to sock...
- Climate Refugees' Growing Tab. Brown, Lester R. // USA Today Magazine;Jul2007, Vol. 136 Issue 2746, p21
The article discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina to residents and businesses in Louisiana. Hurricane Katrina forced 1 million people from New Orleans, Louisiana and the towns on the Mississippi and Louisiana coasts to move inland. Although nearly all planned to return, many have not....
- Port drivers scarce. Kahaner, Larry // Fleet Owner;Oct2005, Vol. 100 Issue 10, p12
Discusses the economic importance of the Port of New Orleans in Louisiana. Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Port of New Orleans; Port's handling of agricultural commodities that would be too expensive to haul by truck or rail; Premiere U.S. importation site for coffee and rubber; Impact of the...
- Disaster History. // Wilson Quarterly;Winter2007, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p77
This article summarizes an essay published in the "Wharton Real Estate Review,' by Witold Rybczynski regarding the rebuilding efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana, after Hurricane Katrina. Rybczynski describes the history of such massive reconstruction efforts and how New Orleans differs. He...
- Counting Katrina's Cost. Wood, Andrew // Chemical Week;9/7/2005, Vol. 167 Issue 29, p3
Considers the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. chemical industry. Problems stemming from Katrina faced by the industry; Effect of the hurricane on chemical prices; Chemical firms that have made large donations to the hurricane relief effort.
- Experts disagree on N.O. bankruptcy. Roberts, Deon // New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);5/8/2006, Vol. 26 Issue 44, p1
The article reports on the economic condition in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina had hit the state. About two-thirds of the city's pre-Katrina population of 460,000 has yet to return to work. This implies that taxes and other revenue collections are far below the normal. The city had...
- Consumer confidence plunges to 2-year low. Chamberlain, Janice // Furniture/Today;10/3/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 5, p58
Reports on the decline of the consumer confidence index in September to its lowest point since October 2003 in the U.S. Impact of Hurricane Katrina on the U.S. economy; Number of points fell; Potential effect on the economic rebuilding efforts on job growth.
- Stormy Weather. Sweeney, Paul // Texas Magazine;Fall/Winter2005, p17
Discusses the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast region in the U.S. Significance of the challenges caused by the storm to the emergency management system in the country; Effect of the storm on the operations of Acme Truck Line, a privately held trucking company; Increase in fuel...