Below-average Atlantic hurricane activity predicted for rest of 2014

Friday, 01 August 2014 07:56
This year’s hurricane season could be milder than average according to a new study from Colorado State University. The report forecasts that the Atlantic coast will experience about three more hurricanes, nine more named storms and one more major hurricane before the year’s end. In past years, there have been an average of 5.5 hurricanes, 10.5 named storms, and two major hurricanes still expected at this time of year.
Biloxi's seafood industry museum opens on Point Cadet
Thursday, 31 July 2014 18:33
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum made its triumphant return to Point Cadet Friday night after being destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, nine years ago. Preserving Biloxi's rich seafood industry history is what it's all about. "This gateway to Biloxi says it all. Waterfront engagement, seafood history, culture and entertainment," Biloxi Mayor AJ Holloway said.
TX Republican Calls Language of Displaced Katrina Kids ‘Coonass’ (Watch)
Wednesday, 30 July 2014 11:18
*A Republican politician from Texas recently used the racial slur “coonass” when referring to children displaced after Hurricane Katrina.*A Republican politician from Texas recently used the racial slur “coonass” when referring to children displaced after Hurricane Katrina, reports ThinkProgress.org. Dennis Bonnen is currently the Speaker Pro Tempore of the Texas House of Representatives, whose position calls for him to stand in when the Speaker of the House is absent.
Centennial Plaza developer hopes to announce anchor tenant soon
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 17:02
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - One of the many properties on the coast left damaged by Katrina has been sitting vacant since the hurricane. But, the historic Centennial plaza's vacancy could end soon. By as soon as next week, the developer of this 59 acre site hopes to announce its first anchor tenant to come to Centennial Plaza in Gulfport.
'True Blood,' After 9 Years and 7 Seasons, Finally Took On Hurricane Katrina
Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:12
By Sundi Rose-Holt | Indiewire Wed Jul 30 18:01:15 EDT 2014 The television series "True Blood" is no stranger to metaphor, and it isn’t afraid to hit an allegory pretty hard. Previous seasons have alluded to the conservative right, prewar anti-Jewish legislation, and religious fundamentalism. Now, in its seventh and final season, "True Blood" is not only plucking the strings of the thinly veiled topic of AIDS pretty heavily, but finally got around to Hurricane…
Katrina and BP oil spill on researcher's list of top five 'government failures' 2001-2014
Thursday, 24 July 2014 09:06
WASHINGTON -- Two of the top five "government failures" based on news coverage from 2001 to 2014 were Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, according to a new report by a Brookings Institution researcher. Hurricane Katrina, says researcher Paul Light, rates No. 3 on his list, behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington D.C.
NOPD's 5th District moves into permanent station
Monday, 21 July 2014 13:09
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - For the first time since Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans police have a permanent foundation from which to tackle crime in the Fifth District. Tuesday was move-in day for the district's new station at 3900 North Claiborne Avenue. Just over nine years ago, a slightly smaller Fifth District station stood in the same spot. "Now, we're calling this site home again," said NOPD Commander Christopher Goodley.
Hurricane Katrina damage repair under way at New Orleans' Municipal Auditorium
Monday, 21 July 2014 12:01
Nearly nine years after Hurricane Katrina and the ensuing floodwaters trashed New Orleans' Municipal Auditorium, work is under way to restore the massive multipurpose building that has played hosts to decades of graduations and Carnival balls. Repairs to the 84-year-old structure looming over Congo Square, paid for with $20 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, began in January and are expected to continue until November 2015, said Tyler Gamble, a spokesman for Mayor Mitch…
HUD official coordinated Hurricane Sandy recovery aid
Monday, 21 July 2014 04:10
Hurricane Sandy, the second-most costly storm in American history after Hurricane Katrina, pummeled the Northeast in October 2012, resulting in 162 fatalities, damage to 650,000 homes from flooding and high winds, the destruction of countless businesses and the loss of power to 8.5 million customers. While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) oversaw the initial response to the storm, the White House created the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force several months later to provide government-wide…
How Katrina and BP spill coverage defined NOLA as the two events, in turn, shaped local press
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 04:35
When Hurricane Katrina charged through New Orleans, the devastation left in its wake had an unintended side effect: It became a destination for the media, whose coverage defined the city in the eyes of the nation. Before 2005, New Orleans was scintillating, if unknown, place—a historic African American city and a wonderful vacation destination. After, it was a place where college graduates flock to become a part of the ‘rebirth’ of the city—a place where…
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