Posted to CARR-L (the Computer Assisted Reporting and Research listserv):
IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors, Inc.) and NICAR (National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting) have gathered resources specifically to help journalists report on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
In response to what is turning out to be the worst natural disaster to hit the United States, IRE and NICAR have compiled resources from the Database Library, IRE Resource Center, and valuable information available on the Web.
The Resource Center offers tipsheets and stories to aid in covering this developing disaster from many angles including infrastructure, fuel issues, environmental concerns, charities and more.
We have also included references to relevant articles in The IRE Journal and Uplink, as well as pertinent selections from the library of IRE publications available. Databases available include Storm Events, SBA disaster loans, National Inventory of Dams, National Bridge Inventory, Federal Assistance, Mortality Multiple Cause of Death, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and LiabilityInformation Systems, among others.
Visit http://www.ire.org/inthenews_archive/katrina.html to make use of these resources.