There are many websites that offer useful, Hurricane Katrina and Rita-related information. The following links are provided for information and convenience only. FEMA does not endorse specific organizations or products.
- Geospatial Information / GIS Links
- Louisiana State Government Links
- New Orleans Area Information / Links
- Non-Governmental Information / Links
- Statistical Information / Socioeconomic Links
- Other Agency EIS Links
Federal Government Links
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
The mission of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is to promote the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our Nation's historic resources, and advise the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
ATSDR conducts public health assessments, health studies, and health surveillance for people exposed to hazardous materials, and maintains registries on exposure and disease registries for long-term follow-up or specific scientific studies.
Centers for Disease Control Hurricane Page - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
The site provides hurricane information from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including facts about readiness and recovery.
Code of Federal Regulations - Government Printing Office
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government.
Envirofacts - EPA
This link takes the user to information on such environmental topics as: waste, water, toxics, radiation, air, land, maps and others.
Environment and Historic Program - FEMA
This resource provides environmental and historic preservation resources, tools and links.
Environmental Justice - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA information and resources pertaining to environmental justice.
Environmental Justice Geographic Assessment Tool - EPA
Select a city, county, state, zip code, watershed, EPA region, latitude/longitude, facility or address, and choose demographic and environmental indicators for the selected geography.
FEMA's continuing mission within DHS is to lead the effort to prepare the nation for all hazards and effectively manage federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident.
USA.gov (formerly FirstGov)
The U.S Government's official web portal.
Health Library, Hurricanes - U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
Health and safety information and publications on hurricane preparedness and recovery can be found here. Topics include hazardous substances and public health effects, food safety, hygiene, carbon monoxide poisoning, asbestos, and infectious disease.
Hurricane Relief - CEQ
This resource provides information and links to hurricane response and recovery, including speeches and news releases.
Katrina Flood Recovery Advisory Maps
FEMA has developed Hurricane Katrina Surge Inundation and Advisory Base Flood Elevation Maps to aid property owners to repair or rebuild structures to newly determined advisory coastal flood elevations.
National Marine Fisheries Service
The Fisheries Service is dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems. This website has overflight photographs from the days following Hurricane Katrina.
NEPAnet - CEQ
Here the user can find links to information on emergency actions and National Environmental Policy Act procedures and implementation.
Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding
The Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding was created by President George W. Bush to help devise a long-term plan for rebuilding the region devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Links are provided for updates to federal recovery program activities, press releases, testimony and other resources.
President’s Council on Environmental Quality
The Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) coordinates federal environmental efforts and works closely with agencies and other White House offices in the development of environmental policies and initiatives.
Statistical Programs and Standards - President’s Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
This link takes the user to statistical programs of federal agencies, federal standards, statistical area definitions, and data on race and ethnicity.
Unified Federal Review
The Unified Federal Review Process is a framework for coordinating Federal agency environmental and historic preservation review for disaster recovery projects associated with Presidentially declared disasters under the Stafford Act. A Steering Group consisting of the Council on Environmental Quality, the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, and the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency is leading the development of the Unified Federal Review Process. This website was created in order to keep stakeholders and the public informed and to allow for comment on the Unified Federal Review effort.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The site provides information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, including facts about employment and unemployment in the Greater New Orleans area after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and labor market statistics prior to disaster for areas affected by the hurricanes.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Wetlands Digital Data
The digital data on this site is the most current information available from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's National Wetlands Inventory.
USACE Hurricane Response Homepage
The Corps of Engineers posts information on issues such as “What's New in Levee Work and Reconstruction,” hotlines, contracting opportunities, news media resources, and the Corps’ response to Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana.