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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Disaster evacuation and displacement policy : issues for Congress /
Author Bea, Keith.
Publisher Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress,
Year Published 2005
OCLC Number 61709120
Subjects Emergency management--Government policy--United States ; Disaster relief--Government policy--United States ; Hurricanes--Evacuation of civilians ; Hurricanes--Civil defense ; Hurricane Katrina, 2005--Refugees
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBM  HV551.3.B43 2005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/27/2005
Collation 6 p. : digital, PDF file.
"September 2, 2005." Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Notes
The devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina reaches beyond the borders of the states directly affected by the wind, rain, and floods. Before the storm reached the coast, thousands of residents of Louisiana and Mississippi evacuated to other states, including Texas and Oklahoma. Many people, for a variety of reasons, chose to disregard the mandatory evacuation orders issued by state and local officials. In general, evacuation policy is set and enforced by state and local officials. Federal policy provides for various aspects of civilian evacuation. As Members of Congress explore the challenges and losses in the states affected directly or indirectly by Hurricane Katrina, they may be called upon to consider federal policy options to more fully integrate federal and state authorities.