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School workers fired after Katrina return to court

Monday, 17 November 2014 05:48
By KEVIN McGILL Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for teachers and other school workers fired in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina have asked Louisiana's Supreme Court to take another look at their lawsuit over the firings. The lawsuit could have resulted in damages being paid to more than 7,000 fired school employees. But the high court dismissed the suit last month in a 5-2 decision.
Hurricane Katrina hero gets married near rescue boat
Saturday, 15 November 2014 12:22
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)- It’s happily ever after for a Hurricane Katrina hero. Kenny Bellau got married last night at the Louisiana State Museum in the French Quarter. Bellau rescued over 400 people during Katrina using a boat he found, which is now on display at the museum in Jackson Square. Bellau proposed to his now wife, Candy Johnson in front of the boat, so they felt it was fitting to get married in the same…
Ann McFeatters: FEMA no friend to 850 hurricane victims
Thursday, 13 November 2014 13:00
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Indian scientist wins Dance Your PhD contest in US
Wednesday, 12 November 2014 20:48
The devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005 was her inspiration. Indian-origin PhD candidate Uma Nagendra watched how people in her badly-affected home city of New Orleans, Louisiana, put their lives back together after the hurricane. She became curious about how the natural world recovered from disasters and used that idea as her thesis for her biology PhD. During her studies in disturbance ecology at the University of Georgia, Athens, she also discovered the thrill of aerial-dance.
Katrina flood victims to get payouts from settlement
Monday, 10 November 2014 22:52
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:09 pm Katrina flood victims to get payouts from settlement NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than nine years after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, residents and businesses finally can ask for some compensation — albeit small — from a $14 million settlement fund set up to pay for the catastrophic flood.
Katrina New Orleans flood victims to get money from legal fund, but meager payouts expected
Sunday, 09 November 2014 11:45
NEW ORLEANS — More than nine years after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, residents and businesses finally can ask for some compensation — albeit small — from a $14 million settlement fund set up to pay for the catastrophic flood. The payouts, though, will be meager and far from what residents may have hoped for after their city was devastated in 2005.
Katrina flood victims to get payouts
Sunday, 09 November 2014 11:34
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More than nine years after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, residents and businesses finally can ask for some compensation — albeit small — from a $14 million settlement fund set up to pay for the catastrophic flood. The payouts, though, will be meager and far from what residents may have hoped for after their city was devastated in 2005.
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, a Gulf island is whole again
Saturday, 08 November 2014 11:10
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. - Nature and a multimillion dollar rock pile built in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill have healed a large barrier island nine years after it was sliced in two by Hurricane Katrina. Katrina swamped Alabama's narrow Dauphin Island in 2005, creating a pass that grew from a few dozen feet to about 1.5 miles wide by the time the oil spill occurred in 2010.
Gulf Coast island again whole 9 years after Katrina thanks to rock project during BP spill
Saturday, 08 November 2014 04:07
DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. – Nature and a multimillion dollar rock pile built in the Gulf of Mexico after the BP oil spill have healed a large barrier island nine years after it was sliced in two by Hurricane Katrina. Katrina swamped Alabama's narrow Dauphin Island in 2005, creating a pass that grew from a few dozen feet to about 1.5 miles wide by the time the oil spill occurred in 2010.
Humphreys compares Hurricane Katrina to Irish Famine
Thursday, 06 November 2014 13:08
The people of New Orleans showed “strength beyond belief” to recover after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, much like the survivors of the Irish Famine, Minister for Arts, Heather Humphreys, has told an Irish Famine commemoration. Speaking on her visit to New Orleans, in a keynote address at the International Irish Famine Commemoration, Ms Humphreys drew strong parallels between the two catastrophes, separated by 154 years.

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