Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

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.
Launch interactive

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.

© Copyright CLO Communications, Carrie Osgood or client indicated; reproducing or repurposing content is prohibited without written consent