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Hurricanes' Aftermath

Check here for the latest C&EN stories on the hurricanes' impact and ways to help.

Notice to Victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

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President's Message

American Chemical Society President William F. Carroll outlines the society's efforts in support of hurricane relief and recovery.

Letter From ACS President William Carroll

Hurricanes Katrina And Rita Cover Story

Crisis And Courage

C&EN reporters interview students, professors, and chemical company employees affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.


ACS Blog: Hurricane Katrina

ACS has created this blog to help link those within and outside the region affected by the hurricane. We will post information regarding the safety of our members and their friends and family, assistance offers or requests, and any other relevant information.

Resources For Students And Educators

A variety of organizations want to help students affected by the hurricane.
(September 8, 2005, posted 2:30 pm)

Hurricane Katrina Relief Websites And Resources

Grant Agencies Move To Assist Researchers

Programs are being set up to help scientists displaced by natural disaster.
(September 14, 2005)

News Stories

Hurricanes Grow More Powerful

Troubling trend points to the need for new strategies to deal with threatened coastal communities.
(November 28, 2005)

Checking For Toxics

No tainted runoff found in Gulf; concerns focus on sediments left by floods.
(October 31, 2005)

Hurricane Data Tell A Story

No tainted runoff found in Gulf; concerns focus on sediments left by floods.
(October 31, 2005)

Floodwater Toxicity

Hurricane floodwaters in New Orleans were not as toxic as feared, scientists say.
(October 17, 2005)

Natural Gas Prices To Soar Throughout Winter Months After Gulf Coast Hurricanes

Consumers are expected to pay much more for energy because of supply disruptions.
(October 13, 2005)

Solutia Declares Force Majeure

Raw material and utility shortage slow Solutia's nylon business.
(October 11, 2005)

Dow: U.S. In Natural Gas Crisis

Andrew Liveris, CEO of Dow, tells Senate committee that natural gas prices threaten industry.
(October 7, 2005)

Hurricanes Hurt The Bottom Line

But Gulf Coast rebuilding likely to boost chemical industry profits.
(October 6, 2005)

Hurricane Rita

Storm causes largest ever precautionary shutdown of U.S. petrochemical and refinery facilities.
(October 3, 2005)

Taking Toll Of Rita

Hurricane Rita exacerbates energy, raw material woes started by Katrina.
(September 27, 2005)

Bracing For Rita

Gulf Coast firms take precautions even as they still reel from Katrina's impact.
(September 23, 2005)

Industry: Relax Federal Laws

Trade group says exemptions will speed recovery; environmentalists are leery.
(September 23, 2005)

Petroleum, Bacteria Are Primary Pollutants

EPA analyzes sediments, air in New Orleans.
(September 19, 2005)

Hurricane Pollution

EPA is on the scene in New Orleans to assess pollution risks.
(September 19, 2005)

Hurricane Economics

Higher energy costs in the wake of Katrina are predicted to pinch earnings for chemical industry.
(September 16, 2005)

Katrina And Business

Gulf Coast infrastructure took a heavy hit, but firms begin recovery efforts.
(September 12, 2005)

Humanitarian Aid

Pharmaceutical companies are contributing money, products, and services to Katrina's victims.
(September 12, 2005)

Katrina And Academe

Institutions in and around New Orleans are shuttered, and colleagues elsewhere extend helping hands.
(September 12, 2005)

Energy After Katrina

Lawmakers say petroleum refining and distribution may be too concentrated on the Gulf Coast.
(September 12, 2005)

Katrina Devastates Gulf Coast

Refineries and petrochemical plants shut down as storm also interrupts regional shipments.
(September 5, 2005)

Natural Disaster Impacts Chemical Enterprise

Industry remains hard hit and many academic institutions remain out of contact, with unknown losses of people and facilities.
(September 2, 2005)

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Photo of Hurricane Katrina courtesy of NOAA.

Hurricane Katrina taken on Aug. 28, 2005, at 11:45 a.m. EDT when the storm was a Category Five hurricane.