Inequality in disaster : the case of hurricane Andrew and Florida City
Master of Arts (MA)
Global and Sociocultural Studies
First Advisor's Name
Walter G. Peacock
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Third Advisor's Name
Betty H. Morrow
Date of Defense
This thesis is a case study of Florida City, a small community in South Dade County, Florida in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. This is a community whose pre-impact conditions may have had as much to do with the impact of the storm as did the winds of Hurricane Andrew themselves. As will be evidenced by a comparison case study with Homestead, Florida City not only disproportionately felt the effects of the storm itself, but also received less aid. This study examines Florida City in terms of both impact of the storm and the community's future in the wake of the hurricane. Besieged by poverty and poor housing conditions, it was a community awaiting tragedy.
Dash, Nicole, "Inequality in disaster : the case of hurricane Andrew and Florida City" (1994). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 2738.
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