Hurricane Katrina: after the flood

Monday, 07 April 2014 20:00
Through the broken windows, the pulse of helicopter rotors and boat propellers set the summer morning air throbbing with the promise of rescue. Floodwaters unleashed by hurricane Katrina had marooned hundreds of people at Memorial hospital, where they had now spent four days. Doctors and nurses milled in the foul-smelling second-floor lobby. Since the storm, they had barely slept, surviving on catnaps and bottled water.
Flurry of activity at Gulfport's Jones Park
Monday, 07 April 2014 18:31
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - After a $40 million restoration of Jones Park following Hurricane Katrina, the Gulfport park is very busy hosting a wide array of events. Crews with the just concluded weekend yacht and boat show spent Monday morning packing up and moving out of Jones Park. The city of Gulfport will soon get to work preparing for Harbor Fest this coming weekend.
New Jersey hires former Katrina contractor ICF for Sandy recovery work, WSJ reports
Monday, 07 April 2014 08:15
ICF International's widely criticized handling of federal grants after Hurricane Katrina hasn't kept it out of the disaster recover market. The state of New Jersey, which was already working with the company in a smaller capacity, has expanded ICF's role in handling grants earmarked for the state in the wake of 2012's Hurricane Sandy, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal.
Hurricane Katrina victims wintering in Utah
Sunday, 06 April 2014 01:31
CEDAR VALLEY -- Somewhere between the Eagle Mountain monument sign and the small town of Cedar Fort is the temporary home for Roy Gleiter and Deborah Cowden, who are homeless. It's nothing more than a campsite, really. They have permission from the landowner, a farmer, to stay there until spring planting in approximately two weeks. In his late 50s, Gleiter and the 77-year-old Cowden are two of more than 610,000 homeless in the United States.
George W. Bush reveals portrait of Vladimir Putin, says art was inspired by Russian leader dissing the size of his dog
Friday, 04 April 2014 10:15
Jimmy Carter built houses. George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton raised $100-million for Hurricane Katrina relief. So, what has George W. Bush done with his time since leaving the White House? He painted. The 43rd president of the United States unveiled his private artwork on The Today Show Friday, prior to the opening of his exhibit “The Art of Leadership: A President’s Personal Diplomacy.
Editorial: A watershed change
Thursday, 03 April 2014 19:00
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Katrina evacuee finds peace in street performing
Thursday, 03 April 2014 15:15
Street Stories Katrina evacuee finds peace in street performing76384No Commentshttp%3A%2F%2Fnewsfixnow.com%2F2014%2F04%2F03%2Fkatrina-survivor-finds-peace-in-street-performing%2FKatrina+evacuee+finds+peace+in+street+performing2014-04-03+18%3A40%3A41rsylestinehttp%3A%2F%2Fnewsfixnow.com%2F%3Fexternal_media%3Dkatrina-survivor-finds-peace-in-street-performing Share Update Hurricane Katrina evacuee Milton Martin shares his story of love for music and what it means to him. Share
Ex-cop held in Katrina killings will be moved - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2
Thursday, 03 April 2014 13:00
By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A former New Orleans police sergeant who is awaiting a new trial on charges in deadly shootings of civilians after Hurricane Katrina has been granted a transfer from a Colorado federal prison to the New Orleans area. U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt ordered the move Thursday for Kenneth Bowen, one of five officers indicted in 2010 on charges related to the shootings at the Danziger Bridge…
Ex-cop held in Katrina killings will be moved
Thursday, 03 April 2014 11:00
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FEMA forgives Picayune post-Katrina loan
Thursday, 03 April 2014 04:00
PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) - The remainder of a $3.2 million loan approved for the city of Picayune after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has been forgiven by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. After the storm, many businesses and services in Picayune shut down, causing the city to lose millions in tax dollars and spend millions in operating expenses. The FEMA loan was to replace some of those lost dollars.
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