Monday, August 24
Forum: New Orleans: Ten Years Later
In the early morning hours of August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. It would be the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history, displacing thousands of residents and causing massive property damage. The Atlantic will host an event featuring more than 300 city leaders, national politicians, environmentalists, economists, urban planners, and local survivors of the storm. This event is organized with the Urban Institute. The event will assess the city of New Orleans 10 years after Katrina and discuss the impact of the storm on disaster preparedness in the United States. The event will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT (10 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT) in New Orleans, LA.