The 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is approaching which will remind millions of one of the worst natural and man-made disasters in American history. For the most part, hopefully, that killer-storm nightmare is behind all of us. However, the anniversary should also be a reminder that families should not only prepare for themselves but for those who might be in special need-- senior citizens and people with chronic health conditions. They are particularly susceptible to higher risks, in the event of a hurricane evacuation.
Perhaps one of the more creative opportunities arising from the weathered ruins and the waters of Hurricane Katrina is a vessel of energy and talent called Rising Tide NOLA.
The Rising Tide is an event founded by blogger Mark Moseley, who publishes Your Right Hand Thief blog.
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.
Some in Louisiana are hopping mad at Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and want an apology for comments he made comparing Hurricane Sandy to Hurricane Katrina which destroyed much of South Louisiana.
As New Orleans braces for its magnificent holiday season followed by the mega-extravangzas of Sugar Bowl, Mardi Gras and this year, the super of the super, the NFL Super Bowl, there is one question on the mind of many tourists: How is the New Orleans city and region economy doing since it is now seven Christmases ago from the season following Hurricane Katrina?
Should the U.S. Congress postpone the Presidential and other elections due to the Hurricane and now tropical storm?
The National Hurricane Center has issued its latest Hurricane Advisory for now Tropical Storm Isaac at 10CST.
The storm is expected to become Hurricane Isaac.
Hurricane watch has been extended just east of Morgan City Louisiana and includes New Orleans and Lake Pontchatrain.
Ray Nagin, the worst Mayor in New Orleans history, will appear before a federal grand jury on Friday. According to WDSU-TV, Nagin has been issued a subpoena and ordered to testify.
We may soon know whether Nagin will join the ever growing list of Louisiana politicians who have been indicted or whether he will be able to weasel out of any charges. Indictments are no big deal in the Pelican State as former Congressman Billy Tauzin famously quipped that “One half of Louisiana was under water and the other half was under indictment.”
A new report reveals that a substantial population of New Orleans citizens live in severe "asset poverty" and are months away from catastrophic poverty if the the main source of family income is lost.
The report, by the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and local partner the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center (GNOCDC) reveals a significantally different picture than projected by business organizations and national media which have promoted the real growth of the entrepreneurship in the city in recent years, particularly, after Hurricane Katrina.
Below is a press release by a non-for-profit group the Greater New Orleans Foundation which has provided numerous financial grants to organizations in the city.
Sarah Palin seems to be back in vogue, and she’s barnstorming the country supporting, with a good measure of success, a number of Tea Party candidates. Her latest success is Texan Ted Cruz, who last week won the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in the Longhorn state. And she continues to advocate states rights, and even secession, for states that have had their fill of the federal government. Maybe the lady is on to something that could interest my home state of Louisiana.