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Review: 'Vanishing Pearls' shows fallout after Gulf disasters

Thursday, 17 April 2014 19:15
The decimation of the Gulf Coast oyster industry following the one-two punches of Hurricane Katrina and the Deep Horizon oil spill gets a much-deserved close-up in the enlightening, if sometimes sluggish, documentary "Vanishing Pearls." Shot from 2010 to 2013, the film focuses on the travails of the small fishing village of Pointe à la Hache, La. Writer-producer-director Nailah Jefferson tracks the fallout from those two disasters, particularly the 200-million-gallon BP oil spill.
Katrina Kid goes from TJC to North Texas
Thursday, 17 April 2014 17:00
POSTED: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:57pm UPDATED: Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 4:11pm Tyler (KETK) — Todd Eaglin has quite a story to tell. Hurricane Katrina forced him to move from Louisiana to Houston. From Houston, Eaglin walked-on at Tyler Junior College. Now he has signed a college basketball scholarship with The University of North Texas.
St. Bernard proclaims April fair housing month following last year's post-Katrina housing discrimination settlement
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 13:30
Following last year's post-Hurricane Katrina housing discrimination settlement with the federal government and private plaintiffs, St. Bernard Parish on Tuesday (April 15) proclaimed April fair housing month, with a sheet answering the question "What is fair housing month and why does it matter to you?" To read the full proclamation and announcement, click here, or see it posted at the bottom of this article.
Xactware Case Study Reveals How Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Transformed Its Catastrophe Claims Handling ...
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 02:16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 15, 2014 Xactware Case Study Reveals How Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance Transformed Its Catastrophe Claims Handling after Hurricane Katrina Insurer uses Xactware solutions to improve response time, consistency, tracking capabilities METAIRE, La., and LEHI, Utah - A new Xactware case study reveals how Louisiana Citizens Property Insurance used Xactware`s suite of claims solutions to transform its catastrophe claims handling after Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane forecasters will map potential storm surge | Video
Monday, 14 April 2014 18:33
Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there's potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people. The new online map will appear on the center's website when a watch is announced for a hurricane and for some tropical storms. It is being showcased this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando as an overdue service only now having the technology to…
Hurricane forecasters will map potential storm surge
Monday, 14 April 2014 17:15
Starting this year, national hurricane forecasters will issue maps showing where there's potential for storm-driven seawater to charge miles inland to flood streets, knock down homes and kill people. The new online map will appear on the center's website when a watch is announced for a hurricane and for some tropical storms. It is being showcased this week at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando as an overdue service only now having the technology to…
American College of Endocrinology (ACE) focuses on emergency planning for people with diabetes at National Hurricane ...
Monday, 14 April 2014 09:00
ORLANDO, Fla., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights:@TheAACE attends Hurricane Conference to share planning tips for people w/ #diabetes; prgm w/Lilly Diabetes offering emergency tips since '05@TheAACE, in partnership with Lilly Diabetes, offers emergency planning tips for people with #diabetes at www.empoweryourhealth.orgFor the second consecutive year, the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) will meet this week with federal, state, and local emergency preparedness officials at the National Hurricane Conference in Orlando to highlight resources…
Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink – review
Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:15
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. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospitalby Sheri FinkTell us what you think:Star-rate and review this book
Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:45
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niño, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by the heart of the season in August. They also note the tropical Atlantic has cooled in the past few months.
Klotzbach-Gray: Only three hurricanes this year | Weather alerts
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:45
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niño, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by the heart of the season in August. They also note the tropical Atlantic has cooled in the past few months.
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