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Five Days at Memorial by Sheri Fink – review

Saturday, 12 April 2014 09:15
Major humanitarian disasters challenge who we are. They provoke remarkable acts of humanity and the most terrible. In my career I've covered the aftermath of earthquakes, droughts and floods, including the aftermath of the catastrophe described in Sheri Fink's Five Days at Memorial – hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans in August 2005. Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospitalby Sheri FinkTell us what you think:Star-rate and review this book
Klotzbach-Gray: only three hurricanes this year
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:45
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niño, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by the heart of the season in August. They also note the tropical Atlantic has cooled in the past few months.
Klotzbach-Gray: Only three hurricanes this year | Weather alerts
Thursday, 10 April 2014 11:45
The 2014 Atlantic hurricane season should be considerably slower than normal with nine named storms, including three hurricanes, Phil Klotzbach and William Gray said Thursday. The two Colorado State University climatologists say they expect El Niño, the large-scale weather pattern that suppresses storm formation, to emerge by the heart of the season in August. They also note the tropical Atlantic has cooled in the past few months.
Patient Care re-opening New Orleans office years after post-Katrina departure
Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:15
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Patient Care’s New Orleans headquarters. In the days following Katrina, CEO and President Jane Cooper moved the company from New Orleans, where it was founded in August, 2001, to Milwaukee, where it has been headquartered since 2005. “After Patient Care was displaced by Hurricane Katrina, Milwaukee provided a terrific business environment for our company,” Cooper said in a press release.
UNITY has ambitious goal for 10th anniversary of Katrina
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 21:00
Bill Capo / Eyewitness News Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Twitter: @billcapo NEW ORLEANS -- Leaders of UNITY GNO, the coalition of non-profit agencies that fight homelessness, announced an ambitious goal by the Hurricane Katrina 10th anniversary next year. "The goal that we set today is that we are going to end chronic homelessness," said UNITY Executive Director Martha Kegel.
Lessons from Hurricane Katrina, Superstorm Sandy shaped quicker military response to Black Forest fi
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:45
A helicopter battles the flames at Black Forest, Colo., June 12, 2013. U.S. Army Colorado wildfires have taught military commanders how to respond more quickly to disasters, the deputy commander of U.S. Northern Command told Colorado Springs business and civic leaders during a luncheon Tuesday.
Firm with Katrina criticism gains expanded Sandy role
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 19:45
Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Trenton Bureau Last updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 1:07 AM Posted: Tuesday, April 8, 2014, 9:37 PM TRENTONA firm criticized for its post-Katrina recovery work recently won a second Hurricane Sandy-related contract from New Jersey - to oversee environmental reviews of damaged properties - indicating a further expansion of its role in the state.
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.

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