Charting a better exit strategy for fragile populations
from Beaumont Enterprise
By the time Hurricane Rita churned erratically through the Gulf of Mexico, officials in Texas' biggest cities were already hip deep in evacuees and disaster fatigue. For more than three weeks in September 2005, they had frantically placed what felt like half of Louisiana into emergency shelters across the state. From the Astrodome in Houston to the Austin Convention Center to Dallas' Reunion Arena, Hurricane Katrina evacuees were everywhere.
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