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Old 07-09-2017, 05:52 PM
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I mentioned this earlier, but NM received quite a few Katrina survivors, but most of them eventually went back. The few who stayed have done well here, and like it here.
San Antonio and Houston received many thousands of Katrina survivors. From what I've read, most of them stayed. Our newspaper in San Antonio did a story a couple of years back on the impact that some of the kids from New Orleans, who were grade school age or less when the storm hit, had on local high school sports teams.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:00 PM
 
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I'm surprised but not that surprised since it happened over a hundred years ago and we weren't personally connected to it, but the Galveston, TX hurricane of 1900 killed over 10,000 people and is still to this day the deadliest hurricane to hit the United States.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:54 PM
 
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The New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-12 changed the mind of a good deal of people that were trying to settle in SE MO/W KY.
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:52 AM
 
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I think the most recent comparable natural disaster is the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
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Old 07-13-2017, 10:36 PM
 
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15 years on from Katrina and New Orleans is still down 20% from its pre Katrina population.
While Chicago,San Francisco, and Atlanta were all pretty much destroyed at one time or another they didn't have the same population drop as New Orleans and the surrounding parishes did post-Katrina.

The rules are it must be 1 event (not a 40 year process like deindustrialization or the Great Migration). It can be up or down (e.g. The immediate catalyst for a boom or bust).

Galveston 1900 seems to be the closest analog.

And on the flip side the opening of the Erie Canal made Buffalo Triple in size in 5 years.
Katrina happened in 2005. So it's almost 12 years ago, not 15.
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