Role of Faith-Based and Community Organizations in Providing Relief and Recovery Services after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Research Brief. Endnotes


1.  According to the 2005 Louisiana Hurricane Impact Atlas, 108,456 square miles of land were affected by hurricane Katrina.  The measure includes Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Tennessee.  The land area of Great Britain is approximately 95,500 square miles.  Accessed November 17, 2008, at (PDF file - 39 pages).

2.  U.S. Department of Homeland Security. 2006.  Current Housing Unit Damage Estimates:  Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma.

3.  Louisiana Recovery Authority. 2005.  Addressing the Challenges of Recovery and Rebuilding from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita:  Overview of Comparative Damage. Accessed March 8, 2008, at

4.  See for example, Tony Pipa, 2006, Weathering the Storm:  The Role of Local Nonprofits in the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort, Washington, DC:  The Aspen Institute Nonprofit Sector Research Fund; James J. Carafano and Richard Weitz, 2006, Learning from Disaster:  The Role of Federalism and the Importance of Grassroots Responses, Washington, DC:  The Heritage Foundation; and the 2005 Louisiana Survey Post-Hurricane Community Audit, conducted by the Public Policy Research Lab, Louisiana State University, Accessed March 8, 2008, at

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