Harvard UU Trip to Slidell

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Harvard UU Trip to Slidell

  1. 1. Hurricane Katrina Eye Wall Over Slidell, LA August 29, 2005 11:30 am
  2. 2. Made landfall as a cat 4 hurricane with 165 mph sustained winds, pushing a 22-30 ft. storm surge
  3. 3. Katrina Damage <ul><li>780,000 Residents Displaced from Their Homes </li></ul><ul><li>123,000 homes suffered severe damage, deemed uninhabitable </li></ul><ul><li>50,000 will ultimately be condemned </li></ul><ul><li>82,000 rental units suffered major damage, deemed uninhabitable </li></ul><ul><li>350,000 automobiles destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>3 separate levy breaches (London Ave, 17th Street, Industrial Canal) </li></ul><ul><li>250 billion gallons of water had to be pumped from the surrounding neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>1 million gallons of crude oil spilled into surrounding neighborhoods </li></ul><ul><li>18,000 business destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately $25 billion in insured losses </li></ul>
  4. 4. Katrina Damage <ul><li>7 million gallons of gasoline and oil leaked from submerged autos into the flood waters </li></ul><ul><li>4 toxic waste sites were submerged and destroyed </li></ul><ul><li>300,000 dump trucks of toxic mud have been removed to date </li></ul><ul><li>Barrier islands and natural marshes have been destroyed, What it took a Cat 5 to do would only require a Cat 3 to do the same damage today </li></ul><ul><li>50,000 mold spores per cubic foot is considered dangerous, most flooded homes measured 12 15 times that </li></ul>
  5. 5. Storm Damage and Recovery Photos The Cow’s Really Did Come Home!!!
  6. 6. In six months, workers removed 25 times more debris than was removed from the World Trade Center Site
  7. 7. Interior of Homes Ravaged By Flood Waters
  8. 8. Approaching New Orleans from the West
  9. 9. 8’ of Water in the Lake View Neighborhoods
  10. 10. 1 of 350,000 Flooded and Destroyed Automobiles
  11. 11. Homes were floated off their foundations and settled on most anything!!
  12. 12. Memorial for Entire Family that Drowned in the Attic of their Home
  13. 13. Flooded Neighborhood in Slidell
  14. 14. Flooded Streets in Slidell
  15. 15. Remnants of Destroyed Homes in Waterways in Slidell
  16. 16. The Price of Living in a Forest, An estimated 18,000 trees fell in the Slidell Area
  17. 17. Steel Beams Twisted and Bent by 170 MPH Winds in Slidell
  18. 18. 100’ Pine Tree Cut Home Completely in Half, Slidell
  19. 19. The remains of the local “ U Haul Dealer ”
  20. 20. 4’ of salt water, 1’ of lake mud and everything that comes with it, Where to begin?
  21. 21. Stained glass steeple and vaulted roofs of “Our Lady of Lords” Catholic Church In Slidell were no match for the 165 MPH winds of Katrina.
  22. 22. Along with the downed trees and debris, roadways were covered with heavy silted bottom mud from the bayou’s and Lake Pontchartrain.
  23. 23. Flooded neighborhood on west side of Slidell.
  24. 24. One of the “luckier” homes on Carr Drive in Slidell
  25. 25. Standard marking system used by first responders as they searched homes for survivors. Left side of X, identifies the organization that searched home, top of X, identifies the date the search was conducted, bottom of X, identifies number of casualties found.
  26. 26. Slidell Storm Center <ul><li>6,986 Total Volunteers to Date </li></ul><ul><li>3,866 Total Clients Served to Date </li></ul><ul><li>279,440 Total Volunteer Man Hours to Date </li></ul><ul><li>$ 4.8M Logged in Man Hour Cost Savings </li></ul><ul><li>38 States that have sent Volunteer Teams </li></ul><ul><li>7 Countries that have sent Volunteers </li></ul>
  27. 27. Northshore Disaster Recovery 40 Faith Based / 21 Civic Organizations / 19 Government Liaison <ul><li>4748 Clients Served To Date </li></ul><ul><li>113 Completed Home Rebuilds </li></ul><ul><li>95 Moderate Home Rebuilds </li></ul><ul><li>2870 Completed Misc UnMet Needs </li></ul><ul><li>61 Homes In Work </li></ul><ul><li>1609 Cases Pending and In Work </li></ul><ul><li>12,035 Volunteers Hosted </li></ul><ul><li>514,280 Volunteer Man Hours </li></ul><ul><li>$ 8.9 M In Free Labor </li></ul><ul><li>44 States </li></ul><ul><li>11 Foreign Countries </li></ul>
  28. 28. Current Case Status <ul><li>281 Open Cases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>68 in process of total rebuild </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>45 in process minor repairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>104 rebuilds pending volunteers and funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35 awaiting materials only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>68 awaiting furniture and other household goods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>65 awaiting medical, financial, spiritual, rental and housing assistance, and other assorted personal needs </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Volunteers bring their state flag, which is flown over the Storm Center offices during the week the team is working from the center. 37 states have provided mission teams!
  30. 30. 95 year old Leona, typical profile of the clients NDRI serves: senior citizen, widowed, lives alone, no insurance, fixed income and in great despair!!!
  31. 31. Leona’s written message reflects the general attitude of most of our clients
  32. 32. Gutting and cleaning of molding homes. This mold is not toxic, however the safety of our volunteers is always a top priority, henceforth the mask, gloves and white suit.
  33. 33. There’s always plenty of drywall work to be done, this young volunteer broken her arm right before the mission trip, but would not be denied the opportunity to serve.
  34. 34. Ms Rosetta, wheelchair bound, senior citizen, fixed income, no flood insurance! One of the 1 st homes repaired by UMCOR volunteers and Project Noah.

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