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Late New Orleans priest 'a godsend' during Hurricane Katrina

Thursday, 15 May 2014 05:11
There was panic in the streets of New Orleans on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2005. Some 1,800 cars an hour were trying to flee the city as Hurricane Katrina approached with sustained winds of more than 175 miles an hour, its swirling circulation filling the entire Gulf of Mexico. The mayor had issued the first mandatory evacuation in the city's history. Msgr. Ignatius Roppolo -- then 77 and retired from active ministry -- had to make…
Winnetonka student displaced by Hurricane Katrina graduates
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 17:41
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.
Prep your Android phone to help you during a disaster
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 07:15
Swimming off Louisiana a few sweltering, torrid days before Hurricane Katrina smacked into New Orleans in 2005, the Gulf Coast’s water felt like a stifling, hot bath. I discovered later that warm ocean water is one of the factors that can increase hurricane strength. FEMA also reckons they learned something that year. I’d hope so. The reality is that a weather event on the scale of Katrina could happen again, and public safety agencies can…
The wanderer: Auburn senior, Hurricane Katrina survivor, describes descent into 'abyss'
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 05:00
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.
NYC minister to repay $1.2M after AP probe
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 02:52
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City minister who was the subject of an Associated Press investigation about misspent 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina charity funds has agreed to repay $1.2 million that he took from his congregation to buy an 18th-century farmhouse on seven acres in rural New Jersey.
NYC minister to repay $1.2M in disaster funds
Wednesday, 14 May 2014 00:14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City minister who was the subject of an Associated Press investigation about misspent 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina charity funds has agreed to repay $1.2 million that he took from his congregation to buy an 18th-century farmhouse on seven acres in rural New Jersey.
Minister to repay $1.2M in misspent 9-11 and Katrina charity money
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 20:54
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A New York City minister who was the subject of an Associated Press investigation about misspent 9-11 and hurricane Katrina charity funds has agreed to repay $1.2 million that he took from his congregation to buy an 18th century farmhouse in rural New Jersey. Rev. Carl Keyes and his wife, Rev. Donna Keyes, who jointly led the Glad Tidings Tabernacle in Manhattan, signed a legal judgment Wednesday settling a probe by…
Study: Katrina and Rita hurricanes may be responsible for stillbirths in worst hit areas
Tuesday, 13 May 2014 08:31
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 byIan 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.
Preservation Hall Jazz Band has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina
Monday, 12 May 2014 16:30
As he watched his 2-year-old daughter last month dancing to the music he was playing with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ben Jaffe was struck by two flashbacks. The first was built around familial love. As chieftain of Preservation Hall, the famed French Quarter music haunt, as well as the Grammy-winning band steeped in New Orleans jazz tradition that bears its name, Jaffe saw in his child the same love of music he felt as…
Environmental manager faces last hurricane season
Monday, 12 May 2014 00:16
Facts Name: Paul Minshew OCCUPATION: Environmental manager for Florida Department of Health in Volusia County AGE: 59 RESIDENCE: Port Orange Minshew spoke to The News-Journal about preparing for disasters and avoiding mosquitoes. What should we keep in mind for hurricane season? Everybody should have a personal plan; a plan for the whole family, too, so everybody knows what to do.

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