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Hurricane Katrina-scale winds may return every DECADE, claim experts

Wednesday, 11 February 2015 09:25
This is according to study of sediments found Salt Pond, MassachusettsThey reveal the US East Coast was hit by huge storms from 250 to 1150They were caused by change in sea surface temperatures in the AtlanticClimate change could cause such intense and frequent storms to returnByEllie Zolfagharifard For Dailymail.com Published: 14:41 EST, 12 February 2015 | Updated: 14:01 EST, 13 February 2015
Monster Hurricanes Could Become More Frequent, Scientists Warn
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 03:28
NOAA/Getty ImagesHurricane Igor gets stronger as it turns west-northwest in the direction of Bermuda on Sept. 14, 2010 in the Atlantic Ocean as seen from space. "We may need to begin planning for a category 3 hurricane landfall every decade or so" Storms like the devastating 2004 Hurricane Katrina may start becoming more frequent due to climate change, a new study says.
Golf course destroyed by Hurricane Katrina gets new life
Wednesday, 11 February 2015 03:01
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A golf course destroyed by flood waters comes back to life. Nearly 10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina inundated the golf courses at New Orleans City Park. Now, construction is underway to bring a Championship Level course back. Construction on the new golf course began Thursday. Plans indicate that the course will be bigger and better than before.
Katrina-size hurricanes once hit New England; will they again?
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 11:47
New Englanders are no stranger to hurricanes, enduring the likes of Bob in 1991 and Donna in 1954, which packed winds over 100 miles per hour and caused hundred of millions of dollars in damage. But that was kids' play compared to the storms that hit the region centuries ago. Using sediment deposits from a Cape Cod pond, scientists said Wednesday that hurricanes more powerful than any on record in modern times swamped New England…
Corps: Floodwalls built after Katrina may sink over time
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 10:31
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - In response to concerns, the Army Corps of Engineers says it will monitor possible sinking over time of 23 miles of levee and floodwall protection it built after Hurricane Katrina to protect St. Bernard Parish, an area that suffered catastrophic flooding in the 2005 storm. In a report released Monday, the Army Corps says the weak soil beneath the levees and concrete floodwalls it built around St.
Businessman who testified against ex-Mayor Nagin gets 1 year
Tuesday, 10 February 2015 08:30
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A businessman who specialized in disaster recovery and bribed former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin with more than $150,000 in cash and gifts to steer work his way after Hurricane Katrina was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison. Frank Fradella pleaded guilty in 2012 to conspiracy to commit bribery in Nagin's corruption case, and he pleaded guilty in a separate securities fraud matter involving a Dallas company.
Questioning Brian Williams' claims that 'gangs' terrorized the Ritz-Carlton during Katrina
Sunday, 08 February 2015 18:44
WASHINGTON — There's a story Brian Williams likes to tell. He has told it in a TV interview. He has told it to at least two book authors. But even though it had all the makings of a great yarn — danger, guns, resolve — Williams never reported it to his viewers. Related News/ArchiveNBC launches internal inquiry on Brian Williams claims3 Days AgoBrian Williams takes take leave from 'NBC Nightly News'2 Days AgoCarlton: William LaTorre's…
US newsman Brian Williams' Hurricane Katrina tales now in spotlight
Sunday, 08 February 2015 07:41
Brian Williams is taking "several days" off work as his reporting comes under investigation by NBC. Photo / AP There's a story Brian Williams likes to tell. He has told it in a TV interview. He has told it to at least two bookauthors.
Brian Williams’ account of seeing dead body float by hotel during Katrina ‘very suspect,’ commander says
Saturday, 07 February 2015 03:14
The U.S. Army commander of the joint task force during Hurricane Katrina says Brian Williams’ story about seeing a dead body float by his New Orleans hotel room during the 2005 storm is “suspect.” Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré told CNN’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday that the flooding around Williams’ hotel — the Ritz-Carlton — at the time the NBC News anchor said he saw the body float by would likely not have been high…
Williams' reporting on Katrina: What we know
Friday, 06 February 2015 08:49
NBC's internal probe is also looking into reporting by Brian Williams (shown above on September 9, 2005) in the aftermath of Katrina. It didn't take long for the scandal enveloping Brian Williams to prompt fresh scrutiny of one of the most formative reporting assignments of his career: His time in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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