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Gulf Coast island again whole 9 years after Katrina thanks to rock project during BP spill

Saturday, 08 November 2014 04:07
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. – Nature and a multimillion dollar rock pile built in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill have healed a large barrier island nine years after it was sliced in two by Hurricane Katrina. Katrina swamped Alabama's narrow Dauphin Island in 2005, creating a pass that grew from a few dozen feet to about 1.5 miles wide by the time the oil spill occurred in 2010.
Humphreys compares Hurricane Katrina to Irish Famine
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:08
The people of New Orleans showed “strength beyond belief” to recover after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, much like the survivors of the Irish Famine, Minister for Arts, Heather Humphreys, has told an Irish Famine commemoration. Speaking on her visit to New Orleans, in a keynote address at the International Irish Famine Commemoration, Ms Humphreys drew strong parallels between the two catastrophes, separated by 154 years.
Contractor sentenced in post-Katrina bribe case
Thursday, 06 November 2014 10:51
NEW ORLEANS (AP) A contractor who admitted bribing an official who oversaw New Orleans' anti-blight program after Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Thursday to a year of probation. The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1sfyppb) U.S. District Judge Nannette Jolivette Brown also ordered Earl Myers to pay $173,000 in restitution. Myers was one of four contractors accused of bribing Stacey Jackson. The sentencing came just weeks after Jackson, the former head of New Orleans Affordable Homeownership, was…
Personalized Hurricane Risk Gauge Targets Deadliest Stage
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 23:18
When a hurricane comes ashore, thereare so many dangers: tree-snapping winds, torrential downpoursand even tornadoes spawned by the tempest itself. But it’s the wall of water that tropical systems push ontoland, known as storm surge, that tops the list. “Storm surge has historically taken the most lives,” Rick Knabb, director of the National Hurricane Center, said bytelephone yesterday.
Community rebuilding mosaic destroyed by Hurricane Katrina
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 11:06
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - The City of Waveland is working to replace the signature mosaic that once stood in front of City Hall on Coleman Avenue. The original piece was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, and now artist Elizabeth Veglia is leading a community effort to create a new tile mosaic. Twenty-six community workshops have been held in the past five weeks for the planning and design of the mosaic.
Interactive map shows risk for storm surge during hurricane
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 09:16
Interactive mapping that went live for the public Thursday shows eye-opening risk for storm surges caused by hurricanes. For example, Central Florida communities along the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay would be heavily washed over by a Category 3 storm. Barrier islands and their occupants, such as Kennedy Space Center, would be in the greatest peril. As depicted on the map, a Category 5 surge would be gruesome.
Hurricane Katrina Dog Plays Nanny To Shelter Kittens
Monday, 03 November 2014 21:07
After Hurricane Katrina, Arizona Humane Society (AHS) volunteers saved hundreds of animals. Out of those, around 60 were reunited with their owners, while the others were left in shelters. Boots, a 12-year-old Chow-Golden Retriever mix was one of the rescued animals who wasn’t fortunate to be reunited with his owners. At the time of the hurricane, Boots was 2-years-old and he was suffering from burns when he was rescued.
Paw it forward: Dog who survived Hurricane Katrina calms shelter kittens
Monday, 03 November 2014 13:15
Dogs Chris SericoTODAY 1 hour ago FacebookTwitterRedditPinterestEmail Nearly a decade after Arizona Humane Society volunteers saved a dog named Boots from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, he is giving back in his own way: helping kittens get cozy at a Phoenix nursery.
Hillary Clinton reaches back to Katrina to tout Mary Landrieu
Friday, 31 October 2014 12:54
STORY HIGHLIGHTSHillary Clinton reached back to Hurricane Katrina to herald Mary Landrieu on Saturday"She was relentless," Clinton said of the senator's work after the 2005 stormThe former first lady also knocked President George W. Bush in her speechLandrieu touted her 18-year experience in the Senate, despite a national anti-incumbent mood New Orleans (CNN) -- To Hillary Clinton, U.S.
La. Supreme Court dismisses school workers' suit
Thursday, 30 October 2014 09:44
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's Supreme Court has dismissed a lawsuit filed on behalf of thousands of New Orleans public school workers who were fired after Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of the city in 2005. It was a reversal of fortune for the employees, who had won at the district and appellate levels. The high court said the due-process rights of fired employees were not violated.

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