One again, we see the internet is an unbelievable resource whenever these disasters — both manmade or Acts of God — strike. In particular, the images, maps, satellite views and photojournalism are truly astonishing.
Here’s an assortment of perspectives from the media and individual bloggers:
• Americares (known as the most efficient relief charity in the U.S.)
Assistance for Victims
• I’m Okay
• Missing Persons Database (NOLA)
(via WSJ’s Medical Checklist for Disasters)
• Hurricane Katrina Aftermath (orbimage)
Maps and Graphics
• Levee Systems of New Orleans (NYT)
Also, watch these 2 satellite photo providers for their upcoming Katrina coverage:
Historical Media Coverage (Pre-Katrina)
• Gone with the Water (Nat’l Georgraphic, October 2004)
• NEW ORLEANS IS SINKING (September 11, 2001)
• Katrina News Tracker (free WSJ — no subsciption required)
• The Wall Street Journal (subsciption required)
• The "city" of Louisiana (Keith Olbermann)
• FEMA Hurricane Katrina Photo Gallery (talk about ironic juxstaposition!)
I’ll update this page periodically . . .
Good round up from Dow Jones:
Over a week after making
landfall, the broad economic fallout from Hurricane Katrina continues to
unfold. Economists are downgrading their third quarter growth forecasts for
the U.S. economy and not all think that rebuilding in the wake of the storm
will bring things back in the fourth quarter. Markets have stabilized
however, taking their cue from the price of oil and other refined energy
products, which have been hit by a major international effort to release
emergency energy reserves in an attempt to alleviate a supply crunch.
Estimates of the economic loss from the hurricane exceed $100 billion, with
the Senate’s top Democrat putting it closer to $150 billion.
are some of the main market and economic impacts: