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Nine years later, Katrina funds still being misused

Monday, 08 September 2014 04:33
This was just a slice of the $87.7 million given to that county, and most of the funds had been spent properly, the watchdog report said. Still, the millions of unused or misused funds are notable as they are still being realized years after they were distributed. FEMA's disaster relief grants for the 2005 hurricane have long come under scrutiny.
Hurricane-Proof Drones Are the Storm Chasers of Tomorrow
Sunday, 07 September 2014 08:10
« Video: Daredevil Explorers Rappel Into an Active Volcano By April Reese | September 8, 2014 12:11 pm When Hurricane Katrina bore down on New Orleans in August of 2005, federal officials couldn’t predict how it would behave with any real certainty until two days before landfall. Next time, their fortune-telling is likely to be far more accurate, thanks to a new type of hurricane-proof data-gathering drone now in development.
Auditors Still Finding Misused FEMA Katrina Funds
Sunday, 07 September 2014 07:58
Federal auditors are still ferretting out the misuse of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal disaster relief disbursed to victims of Hurricane Katrina roughly nine years after the disastrous storm. Just last week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General reported that $4.7 million in federal grants given to Hancock County, Mississippi have either not been used appropriately or not been used at all.
Texans’ Kendrick Lewis makes Houston home after Katrina nightmare
Saturday, 06 September 2014 07:16
Kendrick Lewis was one of approximately 240,000 New Orleans evacuees who ended up in Houston in 2005. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) Nine years ago, Kendrick Lewis was caught in the storm. During the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina, he was a 17-year-old high school football star, eyeing college ball at Mississippi and a future life in the NFL.
Memories of Hurricane Rita still vivid after nine years
Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:50
It was Sept. 24, 2005. I was a senior in high school, but I was not at school. In fact, no one in Southwest Louisiana was. It was a ghost town because Hurricane Rita had just made landfall with 120 mph winds, and a mandatory evacuation was ordered just a few days before. I can barely remember what happened last week, but I can recall what happened nine years ago when we were evacuees —…
Hurricane Katrina evacuees now call Killeen home
Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:50
When John Maxwell and his family left their home in Terrytown, La., on a Saturday in August 2005 to flee from Hurricane Katrina, they planned to be gone for the weekend. Two days later, however, the tropical cyclone slammed the New Orleans area, etching its place in history and changing the Maxwells’ lives. On Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, the Maxwells had friends over watching football, with little thought given to Hurricane Katrina, which was then…
PRCC recovers from Hurricane Katrina
Friday, 05 September 2014 19:45
POPLARVILLE, Miss. (AP) - For the last several years, Pearl River Community College’s Wildcats basketball teams have played home games in Shivers Auditorium. And despite the close quarters in the 66-year-old facility, the men’s Wildcats team managed to grab two state championships the most recent during the 2012-13 season when the team defeated Mississippi Delta Community College. This upcoming season 2014-15 that will all change when the men’s and women’s basketball teams play in their…
Katrina teachers vs. Orleans Parish School Board: who will win?
Thursday, 04 September 2014 06:28
The legal fate of about 7,500 former Orleans Parish School Board employees -- and potentially a whole lot of money -- is in the hands of seven Louisiana justices now. After a Thursday hearing, the Louisiana Supreme Court is considering whether the teachers who lost their jobs after Hurricane Katrina were legally laid off and whether they received enough priority for jobs after the storm -- and the massive reshaping of the New Orleans public…
Hurricane Katrina in US : Facts and Background
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 18:48
MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) - Hurricane Katrina hit southern US states on August 29, 2005, becoming one of the most destructive hurricanes in the country’s history. On August 27, 2005, the hurricane swept over the Florida coast not far from Miami and turned toward the Gulf of Mexico. On Sunday, August 28, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin ordered the city’s mandatory evacuation.
Saints Build Statue Of Man Who Tried To Move The Team
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 09:24
The Saints and Pelicans surprised owner Tom Benson with a 13.5-foot bronze statue outside of the Superdome, a venerable and iconic arena that nine years ago Benson tried to get declared unusable after Hurricane Katrina in an attempt to break his lease and relocate the Saints to San Antonio.

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