This paper provides a descriptive case study to develop a better understanding of the disaster recovery and rebuilding process in the three parishes (counties) in South Louisiana that were hardest hit by Hurricane Rita in 2005. The data come from a number of sources: official documents, news articles, published data, and personal observations. This case study’s implications raise questions about current approaches to disaster recovery. It also suggests strategies for practice, program development, and policy.
Tootle, Deborah. 2007. "Disaster Recovery in Rural Communities: A Case Study of Southwest Louisiana." Journal of Rural Social Sciences, 22(2): Article 2. Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jrss/vol22/iss2/2