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Disaster Preparedness in Urban Immigrant Communities
Lessons Learned from Recent Catastrophic Events and Their Relevance to Latino and Asian Communities in Southern California

Tomás Rivera Policy Institute and Asian Pacific American Legal Center, 6/08.


Hurricane Katrina: Models for Effective Emergency Response in the Asian American Community

Asian American Justice Center, undated; available from AAJC's “Emergency Preparedness Publications & Materials” webpage; link posted 7/28/08.


Big, Easy Money
Disaster Profiteering on the American Gulf Coast

A report by CorpWatch; 8/17/06.


Forgotten Communities, Unmet Promises

Oxfam report about the Gulf Coast recovery; 8/06.


Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Information from the National Employment Law Project website: “The President is authorized to provide any individual whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster the necessary assistance while the individual is unemployed. Applications for DUA must be filed within 30 days of the President’s announcement of a disaster in the State.”


Federal Benefits for Hurricane Katrina Victims

Links on obtaining Medicaid, Head Start, UI and other benefits for hurricane victims. Coalition on Human Needs website.


FEMA, SBA, and Other Benefits for Hurricane Katrina and Rita Survivors: Annotated Outline

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County, 10/28/05; PDF.

Help for Hurricane Katrina Victims (flyer)

Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County; PDF.


General Disaster Assistance Information

Florida Legal Services, Inc., website.


Katrina Legal Aid Resource Center

This website is the result of a partnership among the American Bar Association, the Legal Services Corporation, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and ProBonoNet. It links to resources for victims of the hurricane, for legal aid and defender programs helping them, and for private attorney volunteers.


Disaster Management

National Disability Rights Network website.