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FEMA officials meet in N.O. to discuss progress since Katrina

Tuesday, 03 March 2015 10:27
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Nearly 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, disaster experts say there are plenty of lessons to learn from the storm. "One of them is, of course, trying to find ways to make the grant funding much more flexible, using an agreed-upon estimate and then using the funding more as a block grant rather than trying to build back exactly what we had before," said Mike Womack, FEMA's Louisiana Recovery executive director.
Author in Pittsburgh lecture series addresses hospital tragedy after Hurricane Katrina
Thursday, 26 February 2015 14:25
When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans 10 years ago, the city's venerable Memorial Medical Center was hit hard. Back-up generators were shut down by rising floodwaters, crippling the hospital and forcing staff members to make life-or-death decisions about the most critically ill patients. Sheri Fink's “Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital” (Crown, $27) tries to make sense of the deaths of 45 patients who were not evacuated from the hospital…
TCNJ’s New Institute for Social Justice Views Hurricane Katrina From Many Angles
Tuesday, 24 February 2015 11:31
Hurricane Sandy Victims Seek Payout as FEMA Presses Insurers
Monday, 23 February 2015 22:01
(Bloomberg) -- Some homeowners hit by Hurricane Sandy say they’ve been victimized twice: first by the storm and later by insurers. John Clancy says his insurer, an Allstate Corp. unit, paid just $46,000 of the more than $200,000 in repairs needed on his 86-year-old house in Keansburg, New Jersey. The inspector surveyed the damage and concluded it was all storm related, Clancy said, but the final engineer’s report blamed the devastation mostly on long-term rot…
Volunteers return 10 years later to see how MS faired after Katrina
Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:23
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Dozens of volunteers who came running to help us in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath are back in South Mississippi this week for a disaster training conference. Some of them talked about their impressions of a decade's worth of recovery saying they'll never forget the devastation they witnessed in 2005. "Katrina taught us a lot about being here, about how to operate and how to function," said Mike Yoder.
Ten years on: Poignant images that show New Orleans is STILL haunted by Hurricane Katrina
Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:30
"There were an incredible amount of homeless, drug addicts, scrappers all along the area, especially on the East side. "It was crazy looking into these homes scattered around New Orleans, seeing the deaths marked on doors, along with other information from each home search.
Ten years on, the pictures that show New Orleans still haunted by Hurricane Katrina
Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
"There were an incredible amount of homeless, drug addicts, scrappers all along the area, especially on the East side. "It was crazy looking into these homes scattered around New Orleans, seeing the deaths marked on doors, along with other information from each home search.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum plants more live oak trees
Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:08
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art is a bit greener. That's because volunteers spent part of the day Friday planting some 20 live oak trees on the museum property. The museum launched a “revive the oaks” initiative this past fall, and this latest planting was a part of that. Volunteers from Mississippi Power Company helped plant the young trees.
New museum exhibit will look beyond Katrina's devastation
Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:53
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art and the City of Biloxi are launching a program that reflects on how far we've come and where South Mississippi goes from here. WLOX, the Sun Herald and Mississippi Power will all have space in a museum gallery to showcase how this community recovered from America's worst natural disaster.
Business Destinations Unravels the New Orleans Recovery
Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:08
LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2015) - All but demolished by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has since instrumented a recovery bordering on the miraculous and become a key cultural and business hub for travellers across the globe. The new issue of Business Destinations takes a look at how the city has come up against the forces of nature and a financial crisis, only for its citizens to emerge more resilient and determined than ever before.
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