Canadian Forest Service Publications

Impacts of hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the U.S. demand for building products and the impact on southern forest inventories. 2005. Stone, M. Natural Resources Canada, Canadian Forest Service, Headquarters, Policy, Economics and Industry Branch, Ottawa. 9 p.

Year: 2005

Issued by: National Capital Region

Catalog ID: 25871

Language: English

Availability: PDF (download)

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During September 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the south central U.S. causing major destruction and loss of life. Katrina impacted the southeastern part of Louisiana, southern Mississippi and parts of southwestern Alabama. Rita came ashore along the Texas-Louisiana border. This note examines the impact of these major disasters on the U.S. demand for building products, due to the destruction and damage to housing units, and the effect of wind damage to the region’s forest resources and the potential future effect on the region’s timber supply.

Also available under the title:
Répercussions des ouragans Katrina et Rita sur la demande aux É.-U. de matériaux de construction et leurs effets sur les inventaires forestiers du sud (French)