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MANEUVERING THROUGH THE FEMA PUBLIC ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE SEWERAGE AND WATER BOARD OF NEW ORLEANS FOLLOWING THE LEVEE FAILURES AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA

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Abstract:

Immediately following Hurricane Katrina, the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (S&WB) started working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assess damages and initiate recovery activities for their sewerage, water and drainage systems. Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the S&WB has made much progress and continues on its road to recovery, working through the FEMA Public Assistance Grant Program and now initiating upon the FEMA Mitigation Grant Program.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864707787960099

Publication date: 2007-01-01

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