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Recovering neighborhood gets new fire station

Wednesday, 15 October 2014 22:18
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A new fire station has opened in a New Orleans neighborhood still recovering from Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joined city and state officials and representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for Thursday's opening of the $4.3 million station. The city says the 9,000 square-foot facility is the first new fire station constructed in the city since Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
More people having plastic surgery for selfies
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 11:59
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LA schools: Quarantined students would need to keep up with homework
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:29
BATON ROUGE, LA (WVUE) - Students who have been quarantined with symptoms of a virus, like Ebola, will still be required to keep up with their school work, according to new public-school rules released by Louisiana's education board. The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education released the changes to its handbook for school administrators on Wednesday (Oct. 15). The document states: "A student who has been quarantined by order of state or local health officers…
Sentencing for ex-NOAH director delayed until Friday
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 10:29
JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Prosecutors say a nonprofit agency's former director should repay the federal government $350,000 overpaid to contractors hired to gut houses after Hurricane Katrina. Defense attorney Edward Castaing says Stacey Jackson should be held responsible for about $150,000 of the overpayments by New Orleans Affordable Housing. U.S. District Judge Mary Ann Vial Lemmon must decide what Jackson must repay as part of her sentence on one count of…
Rising seas: Wellington's watery future
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 08:59
OLIVIA WANNAN Last updated 05:00 17/10/2014 Rising tides: A map of areas at potential risk. Opinion poll How should Wellington best prepare for a projected sea level rise of 1m over the next century?
Rising seas: Venice or New Orleans?
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 06:14
OLIVIA WANNAN Last updated 05:00 17/10/2014 Relevant offers Wellywood looks destined to become Waterworld, and the capital needs to face some tough decisions. The choices include abandoning the CBD and low-lying suburbs such as Lyall Bay and Island Bay to rising seas, or risking a Hurricane Katrina-like flooding disaster behind sea walls.
Engine 39 moves to first newly built station since Hurricane Katrina
Wednesday, 15 October 2014 04:59
Living in trailers since Hurricane Katrina, firefighters on Engines 39 and 22 have moved into a brand new 9,000 square-foot facility in the Lower 9th Ward. Last minute touches are being placed on the building ahead of the grand opening ceremony Wednesday afternoon. City, state and federal officials broke ground on the fire station back in 2013. The firefighters stationed in the Lower 9th Ward had been working out of trailers since Hurricane Katrina 9…
Special Report: Hurricane Katrina Damage Assessment
Tuesday, 14 October 2014 06:20
MoreShare:FacebookTwitterGoogle+Reddit Rigzone Looks Back: One of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Katrina caused damages to more than 50 platforms and rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as onshore refining and transport facilities. It has been a week since Hurricane Katrina pounded its way across Florida into the Gulf of Mexico, on its way to causing one of the worst natural disasters in American history.
Warren Buffett's Invaluable Weather Forecast Rains Profits
Saturday, 11 October 2014 05:32
View of Hurricane Katrina, 2005. Source: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center via Flickr . Hurricane and tornado season may be on the downswing, but that doesn't mean the prospect of a disaster occurring within the U.S. or around the globe has really ebbed in a meaningful way. According to statistics from the United Nations Development Programme from September, the last 20 years have seen disasters affect 4.4 billion people around the globe, kill 1.3 million…
Animal Planet Orders Animal Zombie Series 'The Other Dead'
Thursday, 09 October 2014 19:22
Add CommentOctober 11, 2014 04:56:04 GMT A mysterious outbreak after the 'next Hurricane Katrina' turns animals into man-eating creatures. Tweet Animal Planet jumps into one of the most popular genres on television today.

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