Hurricane Betsy: A Selective Analysis of Organizational Response
Forrest, Thomas R.
Disaster Research Center
This monograph presents a descriptive case study of organizational response to the threat and impact of Hurricane Betsy which struck New Orleans, Louisiana September 9 and 10, 1965. The study focuses on five organizations; Civil Defense, Salvation Army, Red Cross ~ Public Works (which includes electric, gas, and transit division), and the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company. Each chapter will concentrate on the particular organization's adaptation to increased demands brought about by the disaster agent.
Hurricane Betsy , New Orleans , Red Cross , salvation army , organizational response