Natural events, such as hurricanes, that result in property damage, injuries, and fatalities are frequently referred to as “natural disasters.” Yet the labeling of such calamities as “natural” obfuscates the underlying sociocultural and political economic dimensions of such disasters. Forces such as poverty, class, and racism, embedded within social structures, contribute to the disproportionate vulnerability and suffering amongst those affected by natural disasters. The resulting inequalities and disparate access to resources and care for those who are poor and marginalized contribute to forms of structural violence. Through participant observation during the community service mini-term in New Orleans and Dulac in Louisiana, semi-structured interviews, and in-depth analysis of relevant literature, I assess how varied structural forces contributed to the response efforts related to Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike, particularly for underprivileged communities. Through personal recounts of individuals in the Lower Ninth Ward and in Dulac, Louisiana, one will see a need for anthropology of disaster and a need to address the prevalence of the presence of structural violence post disasters. This is imperative to improve the response post disasters in the future, for all and not just a select few.