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Transformation Village to be Pitched for Jazzland Site

Tuesday, 01 April 2014 17:30
EAST NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Since hurricane Katrina, the old Jazzland site has sat vacant and abandoned. But new life could soon be pumped back in with a long-term proposal to rebrand and revamp the area. The proposed name for the project is Transformation Village. In addition to re-establishing the Theme Park at the existing site, they are proposing the addition of a Water Park to be called Atlantis, a Movie Back Lot, a Jazzland…
Hurricane Sandy recovery echoing troubled effort after Hurricane Katrina
Monday, 31 March 2014 09:15
New York homeowners hoping to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Sandy have been frustrated by red tape and bureaucracy, road blocks that Mayor Bill de Blasio vows to knock down, according to a report from WCBS. Sound familiar? It should. A tightfisted recovery effort followed by promises of generosity mirror the trajectory of Louisiana's Road Home program in the wake of 2005's hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Official talks complexity of search
Sunday, 30 March 2014 02:30
Washington landslide rescuers are comparing the search efforts to that of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. If your browser has Adobe Flash Player installed, click above to play. Otherwise, click below.
Flagler moving ahead to establish cottage industry
Sunday, 30 March 2014 00:15
The Flagler County Commission voted unanimously in a special meeting called after a workshop Monday night to allow County Administrator Craig Coffey to move forward with the plan to obtain grants and build 10 cottages over the next two years. Coffey presented the plan as an “environmentally based research and tourism concept.” Inspired by the need for emergency housing after Hurricane Katrina, the cozy prefab cottages provide some creature comforts, like small kitchens and fully-equipped…
Elizabeth Townsley: Oriental the setting for self-discovery
Saturday, 29 March 2014 18:30
Heather W. Cobham sums up her first novel, “Hungry Mother Creek,” as the “discovery that life untangles itself when you learn to be honest with yourself and follow your inner wisdom.” You’ll like everyone in this book. There are no bad guys, only bad situations. Maya, the protagonist, settles in Oriental, N.C., after losing her abusive husband to Hurricane Katrina and struggles with loneliness, family issues, and a great big dollop of guilt for being…
3 reasons post-Katrina New Orleans is back: Mayor
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:30
Nearly nine years later, the city of New Orleans is about 80 percent recovered from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu told CNBC on Friday. In a "Squawk Box" interview, Landrieu told a story of a city that's on the rise with new businesses opening up. Job creators like the movie and digital media industries did an "$800 million book of business last year," he added.
Reasons post-Katrina New Orleans back
Friday, 28 March 2014 11:30
Nearly nine years later, the city of New Orleans is about 80 percent recovered from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, Mayor Mitch Landrieu told CNBC on Friday. In a "Squawk Box" interview, Landrieu told a story of a city that's on the rise with new businesses opening up. Job creators like the movie and digital media industries did an "$800 million book of business last year," he added.
Why Is the West Coast More Vulnerable to Mudslides?
Thursday, 27 March 2014 18:45
RelatedLinks What Creates a Deadly Mudslide? Landslide Season in Washington: A Glacial Legacy Giant Landslide Seen From Space Deadly mudslides can unfold in any of the 50 U.S. states, but a combination of geologic factors makes the West Coast especially vulnerable to the type of destructive flow that pummeled northwest Washington on Saturday (March 22), geologists say.
Post-Katrina Heart Woes Persisted at Least 6 Years
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 23:32
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Father Ryan House palm tree cut down in Biloxi
Wednesday, 26 March 2014 21:00
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A famous Biloxi palm tree that survived Hurricane Katrina, even while the house around it washed away, is now gone thanks to a chainsaw. The tree that once stood in the middle of the staircase at the Father Ryan House has been chopped down. A WLOX viewer alerted us to the news Wednesday night. We went out to the property on Beach Boulevard in Biloxi and found it was true.
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