KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s been more than eight-and-a-half years since Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast destroying nearly everything in its path.
Thousands of people were left homeless and the metro welcomed many of them with open arms. Thursday night one of those who now call Kansas City home celebrated a milestone with a few hundred others.
Olivia McReynolds moved to Kansas City in September 2005 with her family.
An act of God was the beginning of the end for Marshall Markt.
Now an Auburn resident, Marshall's transition to a fixed-income senior citizen living in poverty began in another part of the country. It was August 2005. He was 63 years old.
Marshall was playing the waiting game in a hotel in Lafayette, Louisiana as per an emergency evacuation order.
Newswise — Hurricanes Katrina and Rita may be responsible for up to half of the stillbirths in the areas hardest hit by the storms, according to a new study co-authored by Ian Breunig, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Pharmaceutical Health Services Research (PHSR) and the Center for Innovative Pharmacy Solutions in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science (PPS) at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.
It served as a cultural hub in Treme for three decades. Then the Carver Theater became a medical center before being heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
Wednesday night, the historic venue hosted its first audience since 2005. It is a jewel in the city's history and from its first grand opening back in the 1950s, the Carver theater has been shined up, restored and re-purposed for the re-grand opening.
Super Typhoon Haiyan is bearing down on the Central Philippines.
You don't need to be a meteorologist to understand that you don't want to be anywhere near this thing. Just look at that satellite photo. It looks just like Hurricane Katrina.
By the time it hits the Eastern Visayas, Haiyan will have maximum sustained winds of 149mph. How fast is that?
For the second time in three years, a federal jury is being chosen to hear the Justice Department's case against a former New Orleans police officer who shot and killed a man outside a strip mall after Hurricane Katrina.
Jury selection began Monday for David Warren's retrial on manslaughter charges in the death of Henry Glover, 31, whose body was burned in a car by a different officer.
Henry Glover, the man who was shot by former New Orleans police officer David Warren just days after Hurricane Katrina, was simply lighting a cigarette when he was killed, a relative of the victim testified Wednesday.
Bernard Calloway said he and 31-year-old Glover intended to pick family members up from Glover's New Orleans apartment and head out of town four days after the devastating 2005 storm.
Earth Day is celebrated all over the world and is discussed on the airwaves and at the water coolers.
Here is a discussion on WGSO radio-Bayoubuzz Google Hangout webcast Tuesday morning on Jeff Crouere’s radio show.
Major humanitarian disasters challenge who we are. They provoke remarkable acts of humanity and the most terrible. In my career I've covered the aftermath of earthquakes, droughts and floods, including the aftermath of the catastrophe described in Sheri Fink's Five Days at Memorial – hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in August 2005.