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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.
Alleluia! Church finally back after Hurricane Katrina
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 02:52
POSTED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:30am UPDATED: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 7:45am Church had insurance, but insurance company determined that the destruction was caused by the flooding New Orleans, LA — Finally their prayers have been answered! It's a new day for a church in Gentilly destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. For the first time in 9 years, the church, now completely renovated held Sunday services.
Photos: Remembering Hurricane Elena's destruction here in 1985
Sunday, 31 August 2014 10:14
While many took note last week of Hurricane Katrina's devastation of New Orleans nine years ago, the Tampa Bay area also has a hurricane memory that many long-time residents still shudder over. Related News/ArchiveJustices wary of unlimited cellphone searches4 Months AgoCoast Guard: 'Bounty' captain and owners 'negligent' for fatal sinking in Hurricane Sandy2 Months AgoFlorida Holocaust Museum exhibit honors life of spy, martyr Hannah Senesh7 Months Ago
Hurricane Katrina survivor finds peace as he battles incurable cancer
Friday, 29 August 2014 23:03
ATLANTA (CBS46) - One man's heartache during Hurricane Katrina and his determination to keep a promise to his late wife captured the nation's attention. Hardy Jackson lost his wife to the storm surge. He recalled what happened to CBS Atlanta News' Jennifer Mayerle hours after the floodwaters receded. The two have kept in touch since then. "Seven long years. No, I thought I'd never see seven years pass by.
Hancock County remembers Hurricane Katrina
Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:08
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - South Mississippi paused Friday to remember the day many say changed the Coast forever.It was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history created by a powerful hurricane named Katrina. On August 29, 2005, Laura Bane lost her mother, father and two younger brothers. "The water went completely over the house," Bane remembered. She, her son, and a friend were among those who turned out for a somber 9th anniversary memorial service…
Hurricane Katrina: Gentilly church reopens for community with various events
Thursday, 28 August 2014 12:17
A beacon is someone or something that guides or gives hope to others. Margaret Orr: Looking back, looking ahead 9 years after... It’s still painful to think about Hurricane Katrina. I’ve put those memories in a box and I rarely bring them out.More
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