Carrie extensively covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for the AP. Two years after the storm, the core issue was resettlement patterns. She created an EPpy-award-winning interactive that clearly showed that the poor areas remained abandoned while the wealthier areas swiftly rebuilt.
In 2009, in the midst of the Great Recession, she explored the economic well-being
of the new New Orleans. Launch interactive
For the five-year anniversary, she collaborated with AP reporters in a contentious investigation into how the Small Business Administration handled the federal disaster relief loans that were intended to help people recover and rebuild. Her award-winning reporting and analysis uncovered proof that a wide disparity existed along racial lines, even among economically similar areas. Launch interactive
Below are images from the three interactives in reverse chronological order.
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