Hurricane Evacuation Route Road Sign

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
Object Name
sign
Associated Date
2005
fabricator
New Orleans Department of Public Works
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/16 in x 36 in; .15875 cm x 91.44 cm
Place Made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
referenced
United States: Louisiana
place used
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
ID Number
2005.0284.01
accession number
2005.0284
catalog number
2005.0284.01
subject
Government, Politics, and Reform
Measuring & Mapping
Natural Resources
Transportation
Cultures & Communities
Engineering, Building, and Architecture
Family & Social Life
National Treasures exhibit
event
Hurricane Katrina
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
National Treasures exhibit
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Related Publication
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
Publication title
Treasures of American History online exhibition
Publication author
National Museum of American History
Publication URL
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures

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