Hurricane Evacuation Route Road Sign


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.

Associated Date: 2005

Fabricator: New Orleans Department of Public Works

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Louisiana, New OrleansReferenced: United States: LouisianaPlace Used: United States: Louisiana, New Orleans

Related Event: Hurricane Katrina


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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

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0284.01Accession Number: 2005.0284Catalog Number: 2005.0284.01

Object Name: sign

Physical Description: aluminum (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1/16 in x 36 in; .15875 cm x 91.44 cm


Record Id: nmah_1313438

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