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ERIC Number: EJ772129
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Lessons Learned from a Bout with Hurricane Katrina: The Delgado College Community Story
Johnson, Alex B.; Nolan, Gayle; Siegrist, Cynthia
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v38 n5 p42-46 Sep-Oct 2006
When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, it inflicted wind and flooding damage on all but one of the five campuses and centers of Delgado Community College, the oldest and largest two-year institution in Louisiana. Hardest hit was Delgado's main location, the City Park Campus in New Orleans, where three to six feet of flood water damaged or destroyed 20 of its 25 buildings. Following Katrina's devastation, members of the Delgado community found that they could lose all their possessions and yet focus with great determination on providing, just a month and a half after the hurricane, education and nurturing for students. In this article, the authors present the Delgado College Community story and share the lessons they learned from Hurricane Katrina that might benefit other institutions that want to improve their disaster-preparedness efforts. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana