President Bush arrived in Biloxi, Miss. Monday to survey the region’s recovery effort in the year since Hurricane Katrina. His next stop is New Orleans. The city’s leaders and residents discuss the changes that have taken place since the hurricane hit. Continue reading
A congressional report to be released Thursday has found dozens of Homeland Security Department contracts worth $34 billion were prone to wasteful spending, overcharges, and abuse stemming from an increase in no-bid deals and a shortage of managers.
More than 75 percent of public housing in New Orleans is unfit for human habitation after Hurricane Katrina. Rebuilding plans for these homes are underway but will take time, even though residents are ready now to return home. Continue reading
In the first month of a new hurricane season, the Army Corps of Engineers has completed almost $800 million in repairs to the New Orleans levee system, repairs some say still leave the battered city vulnerable. Continue reading
New Orleans officials enacted an updated plan Tuesday, under which an evacuation will be ordered up to 36 hours before a Category 3 or stronger hurricane hits the city. Local emergency responders used the test to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season. Continue reading
The Senate has recommended the dissolution of FEMA and every level of government has come under fire for its handling of Hurricane Katrina, government organizations are launching initiatives to deal with another potentially active hurricane season. Continue reading
The senators who investigated the administration’s performance during last year’s Hurricane Katrina recommended the government dismantle the Federal Emergency Management Agency and create a new, stronger agency in its place. Continue reading
The Federal Emergency Management Agency will reassess some no-bid contracts awarded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, acting FEMA head R. David Paulison said Thursday. Continue reading