9 years after Katrina, New Orleans seeks to lend a hand to other disaster-afflicted metros
from The Times-Picayune
It might have been after Hurricane Sandy delivered havoc to the Northeast in 2012 that the realization came into focus. When other states needed help grappling with disaster aftermath and planning to weather future storms, people in Louisiana got calls. The Greater New Orleans Inc. economic development group has tallied $327 million in Sandy rebuilding work where Louisiana architecture, construction, engineering and planning firms became prime contractors for state governments and the federal government.
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