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Dr. Button will present his Katrina research as a part of a semester long series called "Three Years Later: An Examination of the Post-Katrina Experience." http://info.lib.utk.edu/news/katrina/
Recovery Challenges St. Bernard ParishStill Faces Three Years after Hurricane KatrinaDr. Gregory ButtonSeptember 24, 2008Hodges Library Auditorium6:30 - 8:00 PM
Dr. Gregory Button (UT Department of Anthropology) will give a lecture focused on St. Bernard Parish, a suburb of New Orleans. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, St. Bernard Parish suffered the highest mortality rate of any community along the Gulf Coast. A thirty foot wall of water flooded almost every residence and commercial building in the parish and left 68,000 people homeless. In addition, an oil spill of over one million gallons of crude oil contaminated a large portion of the community. Today, less than half the residents have been able to return to the community. Dr. Button will discuss the challenges this community faces in its efforts to recover.Free and Open to the Public.
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