Hurricane Isaac Makes Landfall, Will Pound Gulf Coast Region for Days

By: Wednesday August 29, 2012 11:45 am

Hurricane Isaac has made landfall in Louisiana, but it is basically hovering over the Gulf Coast, moving very slowly. The slowness of the storm and the circulation of much of it over water means that it will probably continue for some time, which means days of rain and more flooding over a broad coastal region. [...]

New Orleans, Six Years After Hurricane Katrina

By: Monday August 29, 2011 10:59 am

The aftermath of a major storm on the East Coast seems like a good time to revisit the since of the most destructive natural disaster of recent years. As it turns out, today is the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina touching down in the Gulf Coast, kicking off the man-made disaster from the failure of [...]

Mississippi River Flood Cresting in Memphis; Preparations Made Further Down the River

By: Monday May 9, 2011 7:35 am

Without much attention, the city of Memphis, Tennessee has been inundated by flooding for over a week, and the worst could be yet to come. Forecasters now believe that the Mississippi River will crest today, leading to accelerated evacuation plans around the city. Mayor AC Wharton said that despite the tightened timeframe, he’s confident that [...]

Hurricane Katrina Anniversary: Wealth Played Role in Recovery Efforts

By: Friday August 27, 2010 11:43 am

This weekend will mark the fifth anniversary of the touchdown of Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf Coast, and the subsequent man-made failure of the levees in New Orleans, leading to mass flooding and thousands of dead. It was called a national shame at the time, and the wound to government trust lingers. With the 5-year [...]

Hurricane Katrina Merits No Mention From Speakers At GOP Conference

By: Friday April 9, 2010 9:40 am

I’m a bit surprised that national Republicans would even dare to show up in New Orleans at this point: Five years after President Bush’s failed response to a natural disaster in New Orleans deeply damaged his party’s credibility and helped sweep them from power, top Republicans speaking to supporters in New Orleans tonight made no [...]

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