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The Use of RFID in Emergency Management Planning

Written by  EDWARD MINYARD

Just hours before Hurricane Katrina reached land along the Gulf Coast on Aug. 28, 2005, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin declared a state of emergency and ordered a mandatory evacuation. For many reasons, but mostly for lack of means, approximately 25,000 city residents did not evacuate. In the end, an estimated 1,600 to 1,800 lives were lost.