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Hurricane Evacuation Route Road Sign

Image for Hurricane Evacuation Route Road Sign
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description
As Hurricane Katrina approached in August 2005, over 80 percent of the residents of New Orleans fled the city during the mandatory evacuation. Thousands of residents, however, could not or would not leave.
Location
Currently not on view
fabricator
New Orleans Department of Public Works
Associated Date
2005
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/16 in x 36 in; .15875 cm x 91.44 cm
Object Name
sign
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ID Number
2005.0284.01
accession number
2005.0284
catalog number
2005.0284.01
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
related event
Hurricane Katrina
Place Made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
referenced
United States: Louisiana
place used
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans