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Volunteers return 10 years later to see how MS faired after Katrina

Sunday, 22 February 2015 14:23
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Dozens of volunteers who came running to help us in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath are back in South Mississippi this week for a disaster training conference. Some of them talked about their impressions of a decade's worth of recovery saying they'll never forget the devastation they witnessed in 2005. "Katrina taught us a lot about being here, about how to operate and how to function," said Mike Yoder.
Ten years on: Poignant images that show New Orleans is STILL haunted by Hurricane Katrina
Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:30
"There were an incredible amount of homeless, drug addicts, scrappers all along the area, especially on the East side. "It was crazy looking into these homes scattered around New Orleans, seeing the deaths marked on doors, along with other information from each home search.
Ten years on, the pictures that show New Orleans still haunted by Hurricane Katrina
Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00
"There were an incredible amount of homeless, drug addicts, scrappers all along the area, especially on the East side. "It was crazy looking into these homes scattered around New Orleans, seeing the deaths marked on doors, along with other information from each home search.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum plants more live oak trees
Thursday, 19 February 2015 12:08
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art is a bit greener. That's because volunteers spent part of the day Friday planting some 20 live oak trees on the museum property. The museum launched a “revive the oaks” initiative this past fall, and this latest planting was a part of that. Volunteers from Mississippi Power Company helped plant the young trees.
New museum exhibit will look beyond Katrina's devastation
Thursday, 19 February 2015 06:53
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - With the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaching, the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art and the City of Biloxi are launching a program that reflects on how far we've come and where South Mississippi goes from here. WLOX, the Sun Herald and Mississippi Power will all have space in a museum gallery to showcase how this community recovered from America's worst natural disaster.
Business Destinations Unravels the New Orleans Recovery
Thursday, 19 February 2015 03:08
LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwired - Feb 20, 2015) - All but demolished by Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has since instrumented a recovery bordering on the miraculous and become a key cultural and business hub for travellers across the globe. The new issue of Business Destinations takes a look at how the city has come up against the forces of nature and a financial crisis, only for its citizens to emerge more resilient and determined than ever before.
Indian workers win $14 million in U.S. labor trafficking case
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:17
By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A New Orleans jury on Wednesday awarded $14 million to five Indian men who were lured to the United States and forced to work under inhumane conditions after Hurricane Katrina by a U.S. ship repair firm and its codefendants. After a four-week trial, the U.S. District Court jury ruled that Alabama-based Signal International was guilty of labor trafficking, fraud, racketeering and discrimination and ordered it to pay $12…
Indian workers win $14 million in U.S. labour trafficking case
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 13:14
By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A New Orleans jury on Wednesday awarded $14 million to five Indian men who were lured to the United States and forced to work under inhumane conditions after Hurricane Katrina by a U.S. ship repair firm and its codefendants. After a four-week trial, the U.S. District Court jury ruled that Alabama-based Signal International was guilty of labour trafficking, fraud, racketeering and discrimination and ordered it to pay $12…
Indian guest workers win $14M award in trafficking case
Tuesday, 17 February 2015 12:27
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal jury has awarded $14.1 million to five Indian guest workers who claimed they were defrauded and made to live in squalid conditions after being lured to work for an Alabama-based marine and fabrication company following Hurricane Katrina. The jury issued its verdict Wednesday against Mobile, Alabama-based Signal International LLC and its associates in a trial overseen by U.S.
Photographer researching Hurricane Katrina makes haunting discovery: a forgotten pet cemetery
Monday, 16 February 2015 08:56
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