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Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute work on Katrina aftermath featured by local media

The work of the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute has been recognized by local news media on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Since Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast 10 years ago, the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute at USC has been on the ground researching the social and natural components of disaster evacuation and recovery. One of their key findings is that disaster recovery is an uneven process that is in part determined by the underlying physical and social vulnerabilities of communities. Their work has used a variety of methods - quantitative and qualitative - to assess the histories, current conditions, and potential futures of vulnerability along the Gulf Coast, with a particular focus on the role of inequality in the recovery process. On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, this work has been recognized by the local news media, as can be seen here. More info on the Hazards and Vulnerability Research Institute can be found here.