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Hurricane Evacuation Route Road Sign

Hurricane Evacuation Route Road Sign

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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
Place Made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
referenced
United States: Louisiana
place used
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Physical Description
aluminum (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1/16 in x 36 in;.15875 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
2005.0284.01
accession number
2005.0284
catalog number
2005.0284.01
Hurricane Katrina
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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