Among the businesses ostensibly affected by Hurricane Katrina'stear through New Orleans, Biloxi, Miss. and Gulfport, Miss. were1,521 insurance firms, according to a recent study.

The data was part of a recent analysis conducted by Integras,the advanced analytical services division of the market researchfirm Claritas, Inc., in San Diego.

Integras said a breakdown of businesses by sector showedinsurance, finance and real estate represented 10 percent of thebusinesses contained in Gulfport, Biloxi and Orleans Parish.

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