First Response

Harris Interactive, Hurricane Katrina: Perceptions of the Affected, Fritz Institute, 2006
This study examines the effectiveness of the response to Hurricane Katrina in the first 48 hours and the first 30 days after the storm surge. It utilizes the perceptions of those affected to draw its conclusions.


Katrina Response:  Protecting the Children of the Storm, Save the Children, Issue Brief, Sept. 2006
Save the Children, a leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in the US and aboard, responded within days to the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina.  This report reviews Save the Children’s response, the needs of the children affected by Hurricane Katrina and the response by other agencies, as well as recommendation for future responses to natural disasters.