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Topic: Hurricane Katrina

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  NOLA.com: Hurricane Katrina Archive
Katrina brought out the best in these citizens, who responded to disaster with resourcefulness and grace
Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area early morning August 29, 2005.
The storm surge breached the city's levees at multiple points, leaving 80 percent of the city submerged, tens of thousands of victims clinging to rooftops, and hundreds of thousands scattered to shelters around the country.
www.nola.com /katrina   (435 words)

  CBC News Indepth: Hurricane Katrina timeline
Residents wait to be rescued from the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005 in New Orleans.
Hurricane Katrina strikes Florida between Hallandale Beach and North Miami Beach as a Category 1 hurricane with 130 km/h winds.
Katrina becomes a Category 3 storm, with 185 km/h winds, and a hurricane warning is issued for Louisiana's southeastern coast, including New Orleans and Lake Pontchartrain, and for the northern Gulf coast.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/katrina/katrina_timeline.html   (0 words)

 Hurricane Katrina.com: Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina!
Five prominent Hurricane Katrina domains, including KatrinaRelief.com and KatrinaHelp.com, were donated to Kevin Caruso and Suicide.org shortly after the hurricane made landfall in August of 2005; the previous owner of the domains was served with an injunction and lawsuit by the attorney general of Florida because of alleged fraudulent use of the domains.
Hurricane Katrina.com was founded by Kevin Caruso and Suicided.org as a permanent site to forever help and fight for ALL Hurricane Katrina survivors, to honor those angels who died because of Hurricane Katrina, and to educate the public about Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina first made landfall on August 25, 2005, when it hit southern Florida as a catgory 1 hurricane; Hurricane Katrina then entered the Gulf of Mexico, dramatically intensified, and became a category 5 hurricane by August 28th.
www.hurricanekatrina.com   (2282 words)

  Hurricane Katrina - Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms
Hurricane Katrina made landfall as a category 4 storm in Plaquemines Parish, LA on August 29, 2005.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), NASA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the University of New Orleans are cooperating in a research project investigating coastal change that occurred as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
Aerial video, still photography, and laser altimetry surveys of post-storm beach conditions were collected August 31 and September 1, 2005 for comparison with earlier data.
coastal.er.usgs.gov /hurricanes/katrina   (226 words)

 Katrina Help.com - Hurricane Katrina Pictures, Hurricane Katrina News, Hurricane Katrina Help.com
The domain "Katrina Help.com" was donated to Kevin Caruso by R. Moneyhan, who is under investigation by the Attorney General of Florida for the OLD site that HE put on this domain when he owned it.
Katrina Help.com was launched to help Hurricane Katrina survivors and to educate the public about the disaster.
Do not hesitate to call the 24 hour crisis line if you have been affected by Hurricane Katrina and you feel overwhelmed, depressed, are grieving, or just need someone to talk to about what you are going through.
www.katrinahelp.com   (729 words)

 USATODAY.com - National and International News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Nearly a year after the hurricane, some New Orleans residents say they have "Katrina cough" — they blame the storm and its aftermath for their respiratory problems.
Katrina suit filed Attorneys arrive for opening of storm's first insurance lawsuit.
Katrina hits N.O. colleges Fall's entering classes will be smaller than usual.
www.usatoday.com /news/hurricane.htm   (467 words)

  ALA | Hurricane Katrina
 that have established Disaster Relief Funds for libraries affected by Hurricane Katrina.
At this time, ALA is not collecting books or other materials for Gulf Coast libraries, nor are we aware of any other organizations who are currently doing so.  These libraries are going to need extensive repairs or in some cases to be rebuilt entirely before they are ready to restock their shelves.
from libraries in the wake of Hurricane Katrina received in 2005.
www.ala.org /ala/cro/katrina/katrina.htm   (570 words)

 Hurricane!: hurricane katrina archives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
About a week after Hurricane Katrina, the sheriff of Forrest County, Mississippi decided that saving human lives was far more important than policies and protocols of FEMA, which had left ice and water sitting in 18-wheelers while people were dehydrating and insulin was going unrefrigerated in the steamy Mississippi heat.
After Hurricane Katrina, I donated $50 to the Humane Society to help the pets that were stranded and abandoned in New Orleans.
I think the problem with political criticisms of Hurricane Katrina response is that they lack objective measurements of success such as acceptable death toll or effectiveness of supply service contracts.
hurricane.blogcarnival.com /archives/2005_hurricanes/hurricane_katrina   (6480 words)

 Hurricane Katrina
Bush had dinner with cultural and community leaders at Dooky Chase, a famous New Orleans restaurant that has been closed since Hurricane Katrina but is scheduled to reopen in a couple of weeks.
This bridge was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, but two lanes of the bridge were opened to traffic in May 2007, and the project is scheduled for completion in late January 2008.
One year after Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast is rebuilding and the Nation is better prepared for future natural disasters.
www.whitehouse.gov /infocus/katrina   (3152 words)

 FEMA: Gulf Coast Recovery Office
FEMA is helping rebuild public infrastructure in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas and Alabama that was devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
Health / Hospitals: Healthcare infrastructure in the Gulf Coast was devastated by the hurricanes of 2005.
Public Works: Gulf Coast roads, bridges, ports, water systems, electrical utilities, and other critical infrastructure were severely impacted by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
www.fema.gov /hazard/hurricane/2005katrina   (359 words)

 Help for Hurricane Victims: Information on Tax Relief, Charitable Issues
Katrina, Rita and Wilma victims can elect to compute their 2005 Earned Income Tax Credit and Additional Child Tax Credit based on their larger 2004 incomes.
Hurricane Relief & Recovery — USA Freedom Corps' list of opportunities to volunteer; make donations and other resources.
Department of Labor resource Hurricane Recovery Job Connection supports the transition back into employment for people impacted by the hurricanes.
www.irs.gov /newsroom/article/0,,id=147085,00.html   (574 words)

 www.kansascity.com | 09/08/2007 | Owners of nursing home flooded in Hurricane Katrina acquitted of homicide charges   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The owners of a nursing home where 35 patients died after Hurricane Katrina were acquitted Friday of negligent homicide and cruelty charges for not evacuating the facility.
They had faced 35 counts of negligent homicide and 24 counts of cruelty to the elderly or infirm after the patients drowned — some in their beds — when the monster hurricane swept through the area.
The defense argued that the Manganos had safely sheltered in their brick facility for 20 years and that if the levees had not broken, the home would have been safe.
www.kansascity.com /news/nation/story/265989.html   (244 words)

  NCDC: Climate of 2005: Hurricane Katrina
Hurricane Katrina was one of the strongest storms to impact the coast of the United States during the last 100 years.
Although Katrina, at its peak strength was comparable to Camille's intensity, it was a significantly larger storm and impacted a broader area of the Gulf coast.
Hurricane Andrew in 1992 dropped to fourth, as its central pressure was 922 mb at landfall.
www.ncdc.noaa.gov /oa/climate/research/2005/katrina.html   (1799 words)

 NASA - Hurricane Season 2005: Katrina
Katrina is moving toward the north near 16 mph, and maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph, with higher gusts.
This is an image of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 10:25 PM EDT (Or 2:27 UTC Monday, August 29) as seen by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite's PR (Precipitation Radar), VIRS (Visible Infrared Scanner), TMI (Tropical Microwave Imager) and the GOES spacecraft.
This is an image of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 5:30 PM EDT (21:33 UTC) as seen by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite's PR (Precipitation Radar), VIRS (Visible Infrared Scanner), TMI (Tropical Microwave Imager) and the GOES spacecraft.
www.nasa.gov /vision/earth/lookingatearth/h2005_katrina.html   (5142 words)

 NPR : Katrina & Recovery
August 13, 2007 ·; Sharon White, a Hurricane Katrina survivor, has faced one snag after another in her effort to restore her home in New Orleans East: first, thieves struck, and now a health problem requires surgery.
August 8, 2007 ·; Since Hurricane Katrina hit nearly two years ago, 100 families have been living in near isolation at Scenic Trails, a FEMA trailer park deep in the woods of Mississippi.
Hurricane season begins June 1, and it is expected to be a very active year.
www.npr.org /templates/topics/topic.php?topicId=1093   (728 words)

 Hurricane Katrina - washingtonpost.com
One year after Hurricane Katrina, residents of the Gulf Coast remember the victims and survivors of the deadly storm that claimed the lives of approximately 1,600 people.
Hurricane Katrina's 145-mph winds and a 25-foot storm surge left catastrophic damage along the Mississippi and Alabama coastlines.
Hurricane Katrina, one of the strongest storms ever to threaten the United States, carved a path toward the Gulf Coast, packing 165-mph winds and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of residents of New Orleans and the region.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/photo/special/7/index.html   (2328 words)

Hurricane Katrina may be the deadliest hurricane in the United States since the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, which killed around 8,000 (possibly up to 12,000) people.
The hurricane will also be remembered for the ineffective pre-planning for hurricane prepardness in New Orleans, as well as the slow response on the part of federal, state and local governments to provide effective search and rescue and safe refuge for the storm's victims.
Katrina was the second-deadliest named storm to hit the US, and may be declared the deadliest when the final toll is known.
www.solarnavigator.net /hurricane_katrina.htm   (3234 words)

 SunHerald.com : Hurricane Katrina
Two years after Hurricane Katrina struck, more than 1,000 storm victims in parts of rural south Mobile County are still waiting for housing funds to get out of trailers or damaged, patched-over homes.
Nearly two years after Hurricane Katrina overwhelmed the Gulf Coast, Michael Brown, who bore the brunt of the criticism for the federal response to the storm, has moved into a career promoting disaster-response and data-mining technology for government agencies and private customers.
Greeted by tearful victims of Hurricane Katrina still struggling to rebuild almost two years after the storm, a delegation of congressional Democrats on Tuesday outlined a list of priorities for Gulf Coast recovery.
www.sunherald.com /212   (696 words)

 METRO Hurricane Katrina, a Project at the Brookings Institution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Katrina hit some of the most vulnerable populations in New Orleans hardest and this essay calls for a better system to protect the elderly, poor, and disabled in crises.
Federal responses to last year's hurricanes have fallen well short of meeting the needs of many of the low-income families and individuals who were displaced by the storms.
One disparity that was immediately apparent in Katrina's aftermath concerned the size and composition of the area's population that lacked access to an automobile.
www.brookings.edu /metro/katrina.htm   (1907 words)

 Hurricane Katrina timeline - dKosopedia
See also the Hurricane Katrina for an overview of articles, and the Hurricane Katrina issue page for a preliminary list of the problems that were encountered in dealing with the disaster, discussion of their causes and who was accountable for handling those problems.
Hurricane Katrina will make a "big shift" to the west on its way across the Gulf of Mexico and is expected to reach dangerous Category 4 intensity before making landfall Monday afternoon in Mississippi or Louisiana, the National Hurricane Center said Friday.
Katrina winds are recorded at 115mph upgrading it to a Category 3, or major hurricane, with the Gulf Coast in its path.
www.dkosopedia.com /index.php/Hurricane_Katrina_Chronology   (8457 words)

 Nonprofit Fundraising Response to Hurricane Katrina Aftermath | Convio
But, the overwhelming response by donors in the wake of Hurricane Katrina has made it extremely clear that pet lovers fully expect the ASPCA to be in the business of disaster relief.
Almost as quickly as Hurricane Katrina swept through the Gulf Coast region, New Orleans-based Audubon Nature Institute — renowned for its world-class aquarium and zoo — began working to save animals who survived and also launch a campaign to raise the $60 million needed for rebuilding its facilities and for continuing operations in 2006.
Hurricane Katrina dealt a significant blow to the aquarium.
www.convio.com /site/PageServer?pagename=cli_katrinastories   (2523 words)

 AlterNet: Special Coverage: Hurricane Katrina
After Hurricane Katrina pummeled the Gulf Coast, construction companies have squeezed billions out of federal contracts with few labor regulations and almost no oversight, allowing outrageous worker abuses to occur.
The clock is ticking for evacuees of Hurricane Katrina, with a Dec. 1 FEMA deadline approaching that will end the payment program subsidizing their transitional accommodations.
Hurricane Katrina may prove to be the biggest 'urban-renewal' project fl America has seen.
www.alternet.org /katrina   (1048 words)

 Hurricane Katrina - Salon.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
While Katrina victims living in FEMA trailers suffered myriad illnesses, the agency was worried about liability.
As he travels the nation to commemorate Katrina and 9/11, the president is only highlighting the tragedy of his own incompetence.
Hurricane Katrina, articles 1 - 13 of 247 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 → ⇒
dir.salon.com /topics/hurricane_katrina   (386 words)

 Hurricane Katrina - The New York Times
Despite the havoc wrought by Hurricane Katrina around this city, one slice of the devastated housing market is showing resurgence.
In one of the clearest signs yet of Hurricane Katrina’s lasting demographic impact, the City Council will have a white majority for the first time in over two decades.
Hurricane Katrina shattered the health care system in New Orleans, and Common Ground Health Clinic is filling the void.
www.nytimes.com /pages/national/nationalspecial   (922 words)

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