Ahead of a Washington D.C. roundtable August 5 on disaster preparedness, DesRoches and Clough talked to the Georgia Tech News Center about the challenges for many of the country's communities.
Their discussion comes just a few weeks before the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall along the United States’ Gulf Coast. The disaster was the costliest in U.S. history.
(Teaser Image: The wrecked Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans in October 2005, after the water receded. Water poured into the neighborhood when flood walls for the nearby shipping channel gave way, and the area remained flooded for weeks, creating some of the most enduring images of Katrina's aftermath. The School's Hermann Fritz, Reginald DesRoches and Glenn Rix were part of several survey teams that assessed the damage in the weeks after Katrina's landfall. Researchers took this picture on their second trip to area.)