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Special Report: Why metro Houston fears the next big storm

Sunday, 23 November 2014 04:17
By Duff Wilson, Ryan McNeill and Deborah J. Nelson GALVESTON, Texas (Reuters) - When Hurricane Ike hit this city on the Gulf of Mexico, William Merrell found himself trapped in a second-floor apartment as storm waters coursed eight feet deep through the floor below. “I had time to think,” said the professor and chair of marine sciences at Texas A&M University Galveston.
Eunice community activists working to bring park to city
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 12:29
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YEOMANS: Prepare for the worst rather than thinking it will happen elsewhere
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 07:59
Curt Yeomans Why is it that we foolishly think certain types of weather can only happen in certain geographic locations? More importantly, why do we say “so-and-so should have known they’d get hit by an earthquake/hurricane/tornado/blizzard if they lived in such-and-such place”? It’s as if we think we know so much about nature that we can box in exactly where certain types of natural occurrences will happen.
YEOMANS: Prepare for the worse rather than thinking it will happen elsewhere
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 07:59
Curt Yeomans Why is it that we foolishly think certain types of weather can only happen in certain geographic locations? More importantly, why do we say “so-and-so should have known they’d get hit by an earthquake/hurricane/tornado/blizzard if they lived in such-and-such place”? It’s as if we think we know so much about nature that we can box in exactly where certain types of natural occurrences will happen.
New Child Care Law to Force States Failing Save the Children's Disaster Report Card to Require Emergency Plans
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 10:06
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly a decade after Hurricane Katrina showed the nation how vulnerable children are to disaster, basic emergency planning standards for child-care providers will finally be required in every state. View photo. Unwilling to wait longer for lagging states to act, Congress included three child-care disaster planning standards tracked annually by Save the Children in the bipartisan Child Care Development Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2014.
Citywide Access to Supermarkets in New Orleans Equivalent to Pre-Hurricane Katrina Level
Monday, 17 November 2014 18:27
Released:12-Nov-2014 12:00 PM EST Embargo expired: 19-Nov-2014 12:05 AM EST Source Newsroom:American Public Health Association (APHA) more news from this sourceContact Information Available for logged-in reporters onlyCitationsAPHA’s 142nd Annual Meeting Newswise — New Orleans —Citywide supermarket access among New Orleans residents is equivalent to what it was before Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast in late 2005, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 142nd Annual Meeting in New Orleans.
Survey shows teen promiscuity linked to trauma from Katrina
Monday, 17 November 2014 13:01
A new survey shows the trauma of Hurricane Katrina is causing more teens to have risky sexual encounters. Foods that help reduce stress Feeling on edge? Find out which foods help reduce stress.More America's 20 most stressed out cities
School workers fired after Katrina return to court
Monday, 17 November 2014 05:48
By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for teachers and other school workers fired in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have asked Louisiana's Supreme Court to take another look at their lawsuit over the firings. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees. But the high court dismissed the suit last month in a 5-2 decision.
Hurricane Katrina hero gets married near rescue boat
Saturday, 15 November 2014 12:22
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- It’s happily ever after for a Hurricane Katrina hero. Kenny Bellau got married last night at the Louisiana State Museum in the French Quarter. Bellau rescued over 400 people during Katrina using a boat he found, which is now on display at the museum in Jackson Square. Bellau proposed to his now wife, Candy Johnson in front of the boat, so they felt it was fitting to get married in the same…
Ann McFeatters: FEMA no friend to 850 hurricane victims
Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:00
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