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“This Administration's support of the Congressional action to eliminate over $300 million in Hurricane Katrina loans taken out by four HBCUs was the right thing to do and was a big deal,” said Johnny C. Taylor Jr., Chairman of the President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Benjamin Franklin High School sophomores Emily Shockey, left, and Adrienne Borchardt, hold up spirit signs on Jan. 17, 2006, the first day of class after Hurricane Katrina. The school is looking for Class of 2006 seniors who moved away before graduation. (Photo by Chris Granger, The Times-Picayune ...

In Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters ravaged New Orleans in 2005, the EPA and Louisiana officials examined about 1,800 soil samples over 10 months, EPA records showed. “Now the response is completely different,” said Scott Frickel, an environmental sociologist formerly at Tulane ...
Since American Crime Story: Versace concluded last evening, we collectively and hungrily look ahead to the next installment in Ryan Murphy's collection of visually stunning reinterpretations of recent American history: Katrina. The third season of American Crime Story, Katrina, has been in the works for a ...
Near here, a section of concrete levee gave way one August morning in 2005, sending the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina crashing into the neighborhood. Yet the monument is not only a reminder of suffering, but also, the text insists, "a symbol of the residents' resilience and determination to return home.".
Taken together, Irma and Maria's aftermath surpassed Hurricane Katrina's costs and impact, and they will likely exceed its death toll. The similarities among Katrina, Irma, and Maria don't stop at the storms' aftermaths; like Louisiana and Mississippi, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands had struggling ...

However, in September 2017, Craig withdrew his FEMA nomination to become second-in-command at the agency after it was revealed he was under investigation for ethics issues with agency contracts handed out after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Qualified bidders for the contract must prove they meet ...
Advocate Staff Photo by Travis Spradling -- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin struggles to keep his balance, after wading into a field of debris and pulling out the family Bible of Stella Chambers, 85, at the site where her FEMA trailer struck her house, which she was inside, during Tuesday morning's tornado in ...
NEW ORLEANS — Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students brought relief last week to people still struggling with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Forty-seven students from Tagwi Secondary School and Russell High School were in New Orleans helping to build homes for Habitat for ...
An aerial view of the devastation in the greater New Orleans area following Hurricane Katrina on Aug. 30, 2005. Katrina is one of the most well-known examples of a baby name that plummeted in popularity following a major news event. After Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in late August 2005, the ...
Boaters navigate along Old Spanish Trail in Slidell after Hurricane Katrina flooded much of the city in 2005. City officials were able to show FEMA that the flooding caused extensive infrastructure problems and convince the federal government to cover millions of dollars worth of repair work.(Staff archive).
Brad Simpson and Nina Jacobson are executive producers on American Crime Story. After the captivating and award winning first season, The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, there were some hold-ups. The next season was supposed to be about Hurricane Katrina, followed by the Gianni Versace murder.
(ABC News) -- An onslaught of wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters across the nation in 2017 caused $306.2 billion in damage, breaking a record for the price of destruction, according to a report released Sunday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Marsh warns of Hurricane Katrina-scale losses from cloud breach ... Estimates suggest that if an attacker took down a major cloud provider, the economic damages could be anything from US$50-120 billion – which is comparable to a Hurricane Sandy or a Hurricane Katrina loss event, explained Drzik.
Hurricane Katrina destroyed the Dowell family's seafood restaurant business in New Orleans. The hurricane didn't destroy their love for each other or their entrepreneurial spirit. After moving to Atlanta and traveling the country making seafood at concerts and festivals, they launched Joe's Gourmet Fish Fry.
Marsh warning over Hurricane Katrina-scale losses from cloud breach ... Estimates suggest that if an attacker took down a major cloud provider, the economic damages could be anything from US$50-120 billion – which is comparable to a Hurricane Sandy or a Hurricane Katrina loss event, explained Drzik.
Cindy Lombardo made her mark on the city of Waveland with her never-ending drive to give back in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The city is now mourning the loss of its adopted daughter. Cindy Lombardo died after a battle with cancer. She was 63 years old. "They adopted us." said Waveland resident ...

In the 27 years since joining the Los Angeles Fire Department, Hollyn Bullock has reported for search-and-rescue duty for tragedies like the World Trade Center terrorist attack in New York, Hurricane Katrina and the deadly train derailment in Chatsworth that claimed 25 lives. On Friday, the veteran ...
2017 now ties with 2011 for the highest-ever frequency of these costly weather events. And the cumulative $306 billion in damages in 2017 beat the previous record, set in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina deluged New Orleans and the Louisiana coast, by more than $90 billion. Three major hurricanes racked ...
Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005, gas prices rose sharply, but began decreasing in a matter of days. Today, the energy sector is better equipped to handle hurricane-related disruptions. In the past decade, thanks to an American energy renaissance, domestic energy production has doubled.
(CNN) 2017 swept into the record books as the most destructive hurricane season in US history. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria forced millions to evacuate, leaving families from Texas to Puerto Rico fearing that they might never see their homes again. It's a feeling that's only too familiar to Louisiana ...
Interviews with students and experts and data gathered for this story suggest that the instability after Hurricane Katrina contributed to the problem, but the crisis is also partly man-made. For years, Louisiana has been a national leader in the movement to end "social promotion," or the practice of moving ...
Following the success of The People v. O.J. Simpson, Season 2 was announced to be set during and after Hurricane Katrina, and The Assassination of Gianni Versace — which debuts this month and will run as Season 2 — was supposed to be the third season of the anthology. Murphy didn't stop there.
Nearly 13 years after Hurricane Katrina, people in Jackson County are still dealing with more than 80 concrete slabs left over from the storm. "It's really depressing to still see this after a hurricane," said Glenn Gindlesperger, a homeowner in the St. Andrew subdivision of Ocean Springs. Jackson County ...
Pre-K students take directions from their teacher Desi DeLarge during class at Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School for Science and Technology, Thursday, September 10, 2009. King is one of the few charter schools in the city that offers pre-kindergarten programs. ( Ted Jackson, NOLA.com | The ...
Winter Storm Grayson is a rare snow hurricane and the first to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy — which wound up becoming the deadliest and most destructive U.S. hurricane of 2012, and the fourth costliest to date. One of only a few tropical cyclones that produced snowfall, Sandy plowed through the ...
The courtyard at Grace United Methodist Church in Mid-City is a pleasant enough spot to pass the time, with a cluster of palm trees and small wrought iron tables and chairs. But for El Salvador native Jose Torres, the patch of ground is also the only place, other than the church's roof, where he can get a little ...
Before Hurricane Harvey hit, all too many people living in the Houston area were blissfully unaware of the critical importance of the Barker and Addicks dams. Even people living in the flood pools around the dams didn't know their neighborhoods were specifically targeted for inundation during major storms ...
The news during the summer of 2017 was dominated by the US and Caribbean islands being ravaged by numerous hurricanes. Hurricane Harvey, which hit the US and the Caribbean in August, was the costliest hurricane on record. It inflicted almost $200 billion (£148 billion) worth of damage, which is ...
He'd been through Hurricane Katrina 12 years earlier and knew what to expect. "As we started seeing the flooding happening, and it kept progressing, we were trying to figure out what we could do to help," Munster told Automotive News. "We lost everything in Katrina, and so we understood exactly what ...
AUSTIN — C. Morgan Babst was back home in New Orleans after college just in time for Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Her family had never evacuated from a storm before, not even Hurricane Betsy back in 1965. But they could tell this would be different. They fled to the safety of Houston, where they watched ...
Hurricane Katrina sparked a Round Rock Christmas tradition. Error loading player: No playable sources found. One family in Round Rock goes above and beyond to make the season bright for others. Terri Gruca, KVUE 7:51 PM. CST December 19, 2017. Round Rock family's Christmas light tradition. CONNECT TWEET ...
The federal government plans to assess whether the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board properly spent money offered for improvements to city infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina, according to utility officials and a letter sent last month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of ...
Lots of American families are living in the wake of natural disasters this year, caused by wildfires across California, and several hurricanes in the southeast. Former Insight producer Jonathan Ayestas joined Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about his own experience living through a natural disaster.
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Exactly 10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina battered the gulf coast and flooded 80 percent of New Orleans when the levees failed,. The flooding killed more than 1,800 people and many, many more were evacuated, some of those by plane. One of the first planes to leave New Orleans arrived here in West ...
A first responder to 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina has been confirmed as keynote speaker the fifth International Tall Building Fire Safety Conference. Organised by the Tall Building Fire Safety Network, the event will take place at ExCeL London during FIREX International between 19-21 June 2018. Keynote ...
A cyber attack against a major cloud computing firm could cause as much financial damage as Hurricane Sandy or Hurricane Katrina, the World Economic Forum and risk manager Marsh have warned. Increasing numbers of businesses and individuals rely on cloud services for their IT, trusting some of the ...
A South Elgin woman celebrated the 10th anniversary of her dog obedience and agility business, which she launched after she and her husband lost their home to hurricane Katrina. The couple relocated to South Elgin from New Orleans after the devastating hurricane in 2005. Two years later, Brian Lane ...
She was born after Hurricane Katrina. “I thank God for my life. People are always looking for bigger, greater things, but you have to appreciate the little things and thank God for the blessings you have,” Washington said. “That piano—the music—it puts me in the mentality the Lord needs me in. It's creating ...
The reaction from the White House was one of the ugliest moments of President Trump's administration this year. When Trump visited Puerto Rico two weeks after the storm, he suggested that Maria wasn't “a real catastrophe” like Hurricane Katrina. And instead of offering condolences, he reminded Puerto ...
The federal government plans to assess whether the New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board properly spent money offered for improvements to city infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Katrina, according to utility officials and a letter sent last month by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of ...
Lots of American families are living in the wake of natural disasters this year, caused by wildfires across California, and several hurricanes in the southeast. Former Insight producer Jonathan Ayestas joined Beth Ruyak in studio to talk about his own experience living through a natural disaster.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina blasted the Gulf Coast with 120-mph winds, 55-foot sea waves and a storm surge averaging 30 feet. Low-lying coastal communities were completely devastated. It left 238 people dead and 67 missing in Mississippi, with 65,000 homes and businesses destroyed and an estimated ...
Now two social science researchers have shown that the actual death count may be closer to 1,085, a number that exceeds the government's official figure by a factor of 18. (By comparison, at least 1,800 people died in connection to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — the deadliest hurricane to hit US soil in the ...
The whole country was watching as Hurricane Katrina pressed in on Louisiana 12 years ago. Keith Rhodes lived through that catastrophic storm. And as the floodwaters rose, he had a lot more people to worry about than just his immediate family. "Unbelievable destruction. We were out of that area for ...
McMillon traces it back to 2005, when Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans. The company was under intense criticism in those days, having ...
Randy Rainbow Nostalgic for Hurricane Katrina, Kim Davis in New Parody. Randy Rainbow Is Nostalgic for Hurricane Katrina and Kim Davis in ...
The flood damage model, under contract with the Army Corps of Engineers, has been used to determine losses from Hurricane Katrina and ...
"We had been working with Fats Domino and his family on an exhibit prior to Hurricane Katrina. After Hurricane Katrina struck, the family ...
John Mutter, a Columbia University disaster researcher who studied the death toll following Hurricane Katrina, told Vox.com that such a ...


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