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'When Helping Hurts' author to speak at Northland
Monday, 29 September 2014 00:36
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, I remember hearing about the escalating problem of noble intentions. People from around the nation were trying to donate all kinds of hand-me-downs to Katrina victims, including home furnishings, at a time when what aid workers really needed was clean drinking water, nonperishable food and the money to transport those things to New Orleans. The moral of the story? Sometimes the best of intentions can make things worse, especially…
More FEMA Screw Ups Cost Taxpayers $12 Million
Friday, 26 September 2014 23:45
FEMA has a serious problem with the way it doles out federal disaster relief. Just last month, a watchdog reported that $4.7 million in Hurricane Katrina aid had either been misused or not used at all. And an investigation by the Associated Press revealed that the agency is currently trying to recoup more than $5.8 million from Hurricane Sandy victims, saying it gave out too much money.
Civil engineers group calls for a national strategy on mitigating floods
Sunday, 21 September 2014 04:17
By Geoff Mulvihill, The Associated Press An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers released its recommendations Monday during a conference on water issues in Philadelphia. The group is calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to develop a sustainable way to pay for infrastructure maintenance and updates…
Engineers call for national approach to flooding
Sunday, 21 September 2014 01:01
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy. The American Society of Civil Engineers was scheduled to release its recommendations Monday in Philadelphia. The report was provided to The Associated Press before its release. The group is calling for Congress and the Obama Administration to develop a sustainable way to pay for infrastructure maintenance…
Bay Area travelers talk of Hurricane's chaos after returning from Cabo
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 19:18
It's been a long week for people who were vacationing in Cabo San Lucas. Hurricane Odile slammed into the resort area on Sunday and changed everything. Now that the devastating weather has cleared, it's becoming clear how big this disaster was and how many people - including thousands of Americans - have been affected. Christina Welcome-Lopez of Concord, who returned home Thursday, said, "It’s as if Hurricane Katrina hit Mexico.
Tropical Troubles for the US? Not so fast
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:10
CLEVELAND - Social media will soon explode with the news. A HURRICANE IS COMING! Anytime there's a hint of a hurricane coming within a hemisphere of the U.S. Mainland, Facebook and Twitter explode with headlines like "Hide your Cats and Dogs, Katrina Part Deaux is coming for your children!" Social Media "hype-sters" are moments away from scaring you with this image:
Hurricane Katrina lessons applied to rivers around St. Louis
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 13:54
(KTVI)– Two men instrumental in the New Orleans redesign after Hurricane Katrina are familiar to Washington University students. Patrick Clark takes on a ride on the Stateamind AquaFox down the Mississippi with the professors trying to get this region to look towards its future.
AN EPIDEMIC KNOWS NO BORDER
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 12:30
Nine years ago, my family was out on a limb -- or on rooftops. They were looking for someone to rescue them from the angry floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. Day after day, I scoured the Internet. I called friends in Louisiana to ask if they were able to visit the local shelters, or to call the Red Cross.
SUNO celebrates fully functioning campus
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 06:46
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina inundated Southern University of New Orleans with water, officials say the campus is fully functioning. The university celebrated the milestone on the front lawn of the newly renovated administration building Thursday. After multiple moves, demolitions, renovations and with new buildings coming, SUNO is back to full capacity. A restoration ceremony marked the completion of renovations in the Emmett W.
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