The Katrina Effect on Preparedness

Light, P.C.
NYU Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response (CCPR) Information Brief November 2005

This report, comparing data collected in two surveys, one prior to Hurricane Katrina and one following, identifies a significant drop in public confidence in government's ability to handle disasters in the wake of the botched response to Hurricane Katrina, as well as highlights the growth of a perceived "preparedness divide" between rich and poor.

Wagner Faculty