August brings flooding

This weekend's devastating flooding in south Louisiana, to the west of New Orleans, has left at least seven people dead and thousands of homes and businesses damaged.   Today's Times-Picayune leads with the story of residents of Baker, Louisiana, who needed to evacuate their home because of the current flooding.  

August 29, 2016, will be the eleventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

Tulane University and Howard-Tilton Memorial Library collect historical and creative works relating to Hurricane Katrina.  The library catalog lists 799 items (subject keyword search for phrase hurricane katrina) across Howard-Tilton stacks, Louisiana Research Collection, Hogan Jazz Archive, Rare Books, Government Documents, Music & Media, Vorhoff Library, Architecture Library, Amistad Research Center, Rudolph Matas Library of the Health Sciences, and through the internet.

Archival collections in LaRC which contain items dealing with historic Louisiana flooding, flood damage prevention, and flood control, are listed here.

Posted by Susanna Powers


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