Hurricane Chaser or Weather Junkie?

August 29th, 2008, was the 3rd anniversary of the day Hurricane Katrina hit the New Orleans area. Hurricane Rita came only three weeks after Katrina, reflooding the Gulf coast and making clean-up and recovery efforts that much more difficult. According to Nola.com, with The Times-Picayune, “The devastation to the Gulf Coast by these two hurricanes is being called the greatest disaster in our nation’s history.”

A little over a week ago, Hurricane Ike pummeled the Galveston, TX, area, with winds reaching 110 miles an hour and drawing comparisons to the unnamed hurricane of 1900, which killed more than 6000 people.

The Brown Library has many books and resources about Hurricane Katrina and severe weather conditions in general, including:

  • Burt, Christopher C.. Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book. Circulating collection, call number QC983.B78 2004
  • Brinkley, Douglas. The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Circulating collection, call number HV636 2005.L8 B75 2006
  • McQuaid, John. Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms. Circulating collection, call number HV636 2005.L8 M37 2006
  • Bolt, Bruce A. et al.. Geological Hazards: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Volcanoes, Avalanches, Landslides, Floods. Circulating collection, call number QE501.3.G46
  • Linden, Eugene. The Winds of Change: Climate, Weather, and the Destruction of Civilizations. Circulating collection, call number QC981.8.C5 L567 2006
  • Prah, Pamela M.. Disaster Preparedness [electronic resource]. Internet—Books—Online Access. CQresearcher.com

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