Hurricane Katrina

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 23:08
By Alan Sealls HURRICANE KATRINA was a Category 5 with 175mph wind before landfall. The eye crossed the Louisiana Delta on Monday August 29, 2005 at 6:10am in southern Plaquemines Parish, near the community of Buras as a high Category 3 with winds of 125mph. At the time of landfall the hurricane force winds extended up to 125 miles east AND 125 miles west of the center, stretching into the Florida panhandle, making it extremely…
Images From Hurricane Katrina, 9 Years Later
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 19:06
Nine years ago today, at 6 a.m. on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States as a Category 3 storm. More than 1,800 people died in the hurricane and its aftermath, with the overwhelming majority of deaths taking place in Louisiana. Not only was it the most expensive hurricane in U.S. history, with an estimated $108 billion in damage, but it was also the nation’s “single most catastrophic natural…
Bay St. Louis leaders look back nine years to Katrina
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 18:08
BAY ST. LOUIS, MS (WLOX) - On the eve of the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, Bay St. Louis leaders are looking back on the days following the storm and how much the city has bounced back. Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, the scars of her wrath are still evident all over the city, but so are the signs of progress.
Hurricane Katrina +9: Smaller St. Bernard Parish grappling with costs of coming back
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 13:12
Hurricane Katrina forced St. Bernard Parish residents Mike Pritchard and his wife, Stephanie, into a 7-year exile in Carriere, Miss. From afar they watched as the parish cleaned up and recovered. In May 2013, they finally were able to return - "We just wanted to go back to what we knew," Mike Pritchard explained. They did so, he said, knowing the cost of coming back: higher taxes than pre-Katrina for public services and some higher…
Margaret Orr: Looking back, looking ahead 9 years after Katrina
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 09:31
It’s still painful to think about Hurricane Katrina. I’ve put those memories in a box and I rarely bring them out. Plans unveiled for proposed memorial to levee breach in... Various leaders and members of the community were present Wednesday morning during the unveiling of two designs for an open-air levee exhibit and garden.
Hurricane Katrina anniversary serves as reminder of need for increased storm protection
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:59
By Alisha Renfro, Ph.D., National Wildlife Federation While the Atlantic hurricane season started June 1, the time period between the end of August and October 1 is typically the most active part of the season. It was during this window that some of the biggest and most destructive hurricanes made landfall along the Gulf Coast, including Betsy (1965), Camille (1969), Katrina (2005), Rita (2005), Gustav (2008) and Ike (2008).
"Certain Death": Looking at the Dire Katrina Bulletin Nine Years Later
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:34
Nine years ago today, the National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a sternly-worded statement to people in the path of Hurricane Katrina known as "The Bulletin." Its sharp language left little doubt Katrina was going to be the storm to beat all storms, and that residents in its path were in mortal danger.
Hurricane Katrina +9: New Orleans still smaller 9 years later, but growing, says Data Center
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:36
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans remains a smaller city still struggling with some persistent ills, but a city that also is growing impressively, according to the latest post-storm statistical snapshot by the The Data Center research group. The center Thursday (Aug. 28) issued its annual rundown of economic and population statistics a day before the anniversary of Katrina. The report notes that the New Orleans metropolitan area has weathered not just the epic…
In Pictures: New Orleans' lingering blight
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:21
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WLOX Editorial: Katrina anniversary a good reminder to be prepared
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:08
Hurricane Katrina hit South Mississippi, August 29th 2005. Obviously, it's now the time of year we all really watch the tropics like a hawk. Just last week, some scientific models forecasted a storm tracking into the gulf. Now we have a sense of relief that Hurricane Cristobal is headed away from land toward the North Atlantic. How fortunate for us all, but there are more possibilities for storm development in the Atlantic basin before the…

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