Regina Bracy, Louisiana State University, 21549 Old Covington Highway, Hammond, LA 70403-0533
The LSU AgCenter suffered serious loss of property, research, and employee time due to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. During the aftermath of these hurricanes, we experienced problems, situations, and devastation for which we had not anticipated and were not prepared. This report is an effort to provide management guidelines for research station personnel in preparedness, response, and recovery actions due to hurricane events. This information is based on the experiences of personnel on research stations in the LSU AgCenter during and after Hurricane Katrina.