More than a decade after Hurricane Katrina, three social scientists are still dedicated to compiling survivor experiences, as outlined in this article by Science writer Kelly Servick. Using analytical tools which track financial stability, housing and social interactions, the researchers identified specific factors which affect why people thrived or suffered after the 2005 storm. They intend to apply their results to future catastrophes such as fires, earthquakes and floods. The article will engage and inform anyone interested in mitigating human issues associated with disaster recovery.
About the Author
Kelly Servick is a staff writer for Science.