Six Months After Katrina: Who Was Left Behind Then and Who is Being Left Behind Now?

| February 23, 2006

The Katrina evacuation was totally self-help. If you had the resources, a car, money and a place to go, you left. Over one million people evacuated – 80% to 90% of the population.

No provisions were made for those who could not evacuate themselves. To this day no one has a reliable estimate of how many people were left behind in Katrina – that in itself says quite a bit about what happened.


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