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N.L. students help rebuild New Orleans

Friday, 02 May 2014 20:45
The Together By Design project has, since 2007, taken a team of students to help rebuild the New Orleans neighbourhood Broadmoor. Darlene Spracklin-Reid, an engineer, Memorial University instructor and co-founder (with partner John Oates) of Together By Design, said the project helps the community rebuild while giving students experience and teaching them the value of volunteerism. The students are drawn from the UA Local 740 Training Centre, Carpenters Millwrights College and MUN’s engineering faculty.
Carver Theater reopens after $8 million restoration
Thursday, 01 May 2014 07:45
It served as a cultural hub in Treme for three decades. Then the Carver Theater became a medical center before being heavily damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Wednesday night, the historic venue hosted its first audience since 2005. It is a jewel in the city's history and from its first grand opening back in the 1950s, the Carver theater has been shined up, restored and re-purposed for the re-grand opening.
Hurricane and tornado all in one'
Thursday, 01 May 2014 01:01
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Storms caused 38 deaths since Sunday; 67-year-old woman killed in FloridaTornado that struck Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas, Sunday was an EF-4 Alabama official: Residents scrambled to rooftops as water rushed inNational Weather Service: The rainfall at Pensacola's airport set a record Please send your videos, pictures and text reports of severe weather to iReport, but please stay safe.
'Hurricane and tornado all in one'
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 22:00
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Storms caused 38 deaths since Sunday; 67-year-old woman killed in FloridaTornado that struck Mayflower and Vilonia, Arkansas, Sunday was an EF-4 Alabama official: Residents scrambled to rooftops as water rushed inNational Weather Service: The rainfall at Pensacola's airport set a record Please send your videos, pictures and text reports of severe weather to iReport, but please stay safe.
How will kids be kept safe in a disaster? Most states have no plan
Wednesday, 30 April 2014 02:15
Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, most states still don't require four basic safety plans to protect children in school and child care from disasters, aid group Save the Children said in a report released Wednesday. The group faulted 28 states and the District of Columbia for failing to require the emergency safety plans for schools and child care providers that were recommended by a national commission in the wake of Katrina.
‘Quiet’ hurricane season expected this year
Tuesday, 29 April 2014 14:49
With five weeks until the start of hurricane season, now is the time to begin preparing, according to officials from the National Weather Service. Hurricane season begins June 1 and runs through the end of November. John Metz, a warning coordination meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi, spoke at the Mid Coast Hurricane and Disaster Conference in Victoria last Thursday.
HERO volunteers rebuild home of American Hero
Monday, 28 April 2014 13:45
Volunteers from Harrah's New Orleans teamed up with Rebuilding Together New Orleans to help an Army veteran rebuild his home. "It's been a huge headache, contract fraud and everything involved," said Terrance Johnson, who went through contractor after contractor trying to make repairs to his 7th Ward home, which was heavily damaged during Hurricane Katrina. "Actually, I think we had maybe about eight or nine feet of water," Johnson said.
How do hurricanes relate to climate change?
Monday, 28 April 2014 09:01
How do hurricanes relate to climate change? 301 views Don't missDeadly tornado outbreak: April 25-28, 2011ICYMI: Five must-read stories of the weekStanding in the shadows of climate change
Philippines waits for Super Typhoon Haiyan to hit – harder than Katrina
Monday, 28 April 2014 03:30
Super Typhoon Haiyan is bearing down on the Central Philippines. You don't need to be a meteorologist to understand that you don't want to be anywhere near this thing. Just look at that satellite photo. It looks just like Hurricane Katrina. By the time it hits the Eastern Visayas, Haiyan will have maximum sustained winds of 149mph. How fast is that?
Maine team to help rebuild in New Orleans
Sunday, 27 April 2014 19:15
Posted: 7:10 PM Updated: 7:13 PM Three area churches are sending a team to the Lower 9th Ward to help rebuild the community nine years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed it. By Craig This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Staff Writer It has been almost nine years since Hurricane Katrina ripped through the South, leaving behind a wake of destruction so profound that New Orleans for months was the center of the media universe as the city buried its dead and…

 

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