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This R&D provides resources on New Orleans recovery from Hurricane Katrina. The hurricane struck the Louisiana city in August 2005, killing more than 700 people. Katrina was the costliest disaster natural disaster in American history and it was also the worst civil engineering disaster, as the flood protection systems around New Orleans failed. The botched state and federal response to the disaster was arguably a turning point for the second term of President George W. Bush, who never seemed to regain his domestic footing after the disaster.
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