Hurricane Katrina anniversary serves as reminder of need for increased storm protection

Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:59
By Alisha Renfro, Ph.D., National Wildlife Federation While the Atlantic hurricane season started June 1, the time period between the end of August and October 1 is typically the most active part of the season. It was during this window that some of the biggest and most destructive hurricanes made landfall along the Gulf Coast, including Betsy (1965), Camille (1969), Katrina (2005), Rita (2005), Gustav (2008) and Ike (2008).
"Certain Death": Looking at the Dire Katrina Bulletin Nine Years Later
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 07:34
Nine years ago today, the National Weather Service in New Orleans issued a sternly-worded statement to people in the path of Hurricane Katrina known as "The Bulletin." Its sharp language left little doubt Katrina was going to be the storm to beat all storms, and that residents in its path were in mortal danger.
Hurricane Katrina +9: New Orleans still smaller 9 years later, but growing, says Data Center
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 04:36
Nine years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans remains a smaller city still struggling with some persistent ills, but a city that also is growing impressively, according to the latest post-storm statistical snapshot by the The Data Center research group. The center Thursday (Aug. 28) issued its annual rundown of economic and population statistics a day before the anniversary of Katrina. The report notes that the New Orleans metropolitan area has weathered not just the epic…
In Pictures: New Orleans' lingering blight
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:21
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WLOX Editorial: Katrina anniversary a good reminder to be prepared
Wednesday, 27 August 2014 00:08
Hurricane Katrina hit South Mississippi, August 29th 2005. Obviously, it's now the time of year we all really watch the tropics like a hawk. Just last week, some scientific models forecasted a storm tracking into the gulf. Now we have a sense of relief that Hurricane Cristobal is headed away from land toward the North Atlantic. How fortunate for us all, but there are more possibilities for storm development in the Atlantic basin before the…
Waveland reflects on recovery 9 years after Hurricane Katrina
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 14:24
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - With the 9th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina just two days away, Waveland residents are pausing to reflect on their loses and looking back on how far the Coast's hardest hit community has come. WLOX News found out there will be a lot to ponder. The story of recovery in Waveland is a long one. Nine years after the deadly storm, residents who survived Katrina recall the early days.
Hurricane Katrina's 9th anniversary will be remembered with plays, rallies and more
Tuesday, 26 August 2014 08:08
The ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina is Friday (Aug. 29), and a handful of groups in the New Orleans area are planning theatrical events, rallies, benefits, days of service, and celebrations of recovery to mark the occasion. Nine Lives: A Musical Witness of New OrleansLe Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, 616 St. Peter St. This adaptation of Dan Baum's book about the lives of a diverse group of New Orleanians between Hurricanes Betsy and Katrina…
Jackson County community struggles to build back 9 years after hurricane
Monday, 25 August 2014 16:54
JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - As we approach the 9th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many on the coast are still struggling to rebuild after the destructive storm. Shortly before Hurricane Katrina struck, Max Ingram and Russell Barnett moved into homes in Belle Fontaine Beach in Jackson County's Fontainebleau community. "Hurricane Katrina came and took it away completely," Ingram said.
Hurricane Katrina's unexpected turn made New Orleanians hurry to leave: Jarvis DeBerry
Monday, 25 August 2014 10:46
August, 26, 2005, was the day I learned to say Apalachicola, Fla. I don't think I had ever heard of that town in the Panhandle before that day. It's not that big. But I will always remember it because on that day, news reports were that Apalachicola would be the next place to bear the brunt of Hurricane Katrina.
Then and Now: Powerful photos contrasting New Orleans as...
Monday, 25 August 2014 06:32
View photo. Powerful photos contrasting New Orleans as it was nine years ago during Hurricane Katrina and today as a booming metropolitan have been expertly curated by NOLA.com's Ted Jackson. The interactive photos of major neighborhoods and streets, as well as their stories, lend a unique perspective into those continuing to document the city's progress. [NOLA.com]Arts & Entertainment
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