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U.S. Senator Landrieu faces headwinds in Louisiana re-election bid

Thursday, 09 October 2014 01:06
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - As U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu addressed students at a New Orleans university destroyed by Hurricane Katrina nine years ago telling of her struggles to fund its restoration, she could as easily have been describing her fight this year to get re-elected. In a race that could determine control of the U.S.
Reasons behind the quietest hurricane season in 30+ years
Thursday, 09 October 2014 00:08
While the Pacific Ocean has produced an above-normal number of tropical storms and hurricanes this year, the Atlantic Ocean remains a sleeping giant. The 2014 season which runs from June 1st to December 1st started quickly as Hurricane Arthur formed off of the Carolinas and moved ashore during the 4th of July Weekend. It did minimal damage as winds barely achieved hurricane criteria.
New Orleans pursues final round of FEMA-funded Hurricane Katrina demolitions
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 09:16
Mayor Mitch Landrieu's administration is pursuing a final round of post-Hurricane Katrina blight demolitions funded by FEMA after a legal battle with the federal agency. More than 600 houses in New Orleans have been identified as potential candidates to be torn down -- although the administration says many of the houses on the list are, in fact, renovated and ultimately will be left untouched.
Weather Gang: Why Florida’s record-setting hurricane drought portends danger
Monday, 06 October 2014 09:34
Hurricane Andrew, 1992. (NASA) Florida has gone 3,270 days without a hurricane – nearly nine years and, by far, the longest stretch on record (the next longest streak is 5 seasons from 1980-1984, in records dating back to 1851). Meanwhile, the Sunshine state’s population and development have boomed. Florida is long overdue for a destructive hurricane and has never had so many people and so much property in the way.
Exhibit to showcase artwork restored after Katrina
Thursday, 02 October 2014 23:13
After first Ebola case, fears turn to U.S. pandemic preparedness
Storms expected to arrive in Ala. around 3 a.m. Friday
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 16:50
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Storms will impact much of Alabama overnight. We can expect a few severe storms in West Alabama. In particular, we're focusing on Marion, Winston, Walker, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa counties for the greatest potential for severe weather. Most of the active weather will not arrive until after 3 a.m. and last through the morning commute.
FEMA’s $240M Disaster Relief System Doesn’t Work
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 04:15
A $240 million dollar “high tech” system intended to help FEMA deliver supplies to victims of catastrophic disasters is a complete disaster itself, according to federal auditors. Nine years ago, after the government’s botched response to Hurricane Katrina, Congress mandated that FEMA build the Logistics Supply Chain Management System to help coordinate with other agencies and suppliers to quickly distribute food, water and blankets to victims.
Heart of Louisiana: Caminada Hurricane
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 00:44
More than a century before Hurricane Katrina, residents of coastal Louisiana were battered by a monster hurricane. According to some accounts, the hurricane of 1893 was the deadliest hurricane ever to strike the Louisiana coast. There is a small cemetery along LA-1 near Grand Isle. A dead oak tree, the sinking ground, and the crumbling graves are a fading memorial to a monster hurricane.
Waveland family closer to coming home 9+ years after Katrina
Monday, 29 September 2014 07:47
WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - A Waveland woman who was forced to move to Birmingham, Alabama after Hurricane Katrina destroyed her family's home says a national television show is giving her family a chance to move back home. The reality show "Tiny House Nation" on the FYI Channel is going to help rebuild the family's home and feature them and Waveland on an upcoming episode.
Dying at OPP
Monday, 29 September 2014 03:20
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