4 Apr 2011

Disaster recovery lessons from Hurricane Katrina

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 4 April 2011

Admiral Thad Allen was the principal federal official in charge after Hurricane Katrina battered the US Gulf Coast in 2005, killing more than 1,700 people and displacing many more. Prime Minister John Key says the structure of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority was decided upon after an examination of the way other governments responded to disasters like Hurricane Katrina.