Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

  • October 6, 2005   BY  

    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

  • October 6, 2005  

    A report from Louisiana explores the problems of finding housing for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2005   BY  

    Signs of normalcy continued to return to New Orleans Tuesday as officials ended their door-to-door sweep for corpses and some schoolchildren returned to classes. Continue reading

  • October 4, 2005  

    Awards to private contractors to aid recovery along the Gulf Coast make the largest transfer of federal fund into private hands. Most of the contracts were awarded with little or no bidding, worrying government watchdog groups. A report from Louisiana gives an overview of their contributions. Continue reading

  • September 30, 2005  

    With the city still largely in tatters and engineers studying how to fix the levee system, New Orleans officials and planners are looking at the challenges and opportunities facing the city as it looks to rebuild. Continue reading

  • September 29, 2005  

    The media’s coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s aftermath has been criticized as some news reports of rapes and murders in parts of New Orleans appear to be unfounded. Following a background report, two media experts and a journalist who covered the storm discuss problems in catastrophe coverage. Continue reading

  • September 28, 2005  

    A report from New Orleans about how the Algiers district is recovering from Hurricane Katrina, followed by some new information about the search for and identification of those killed in New Orleans. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2005  

    Former Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency Michael Brown defended his role in the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, blaming the slow reaction on the lack of preparedness at the state and local level. Continue reading

  • September 27, 2005  

    As hurricane survivors return to their damaged homes, some are facing problems collecting insurance claims. A report from Louisiana looks at the filing process and why wind or flood damage classifications make a big difference. Continue reading

  • September 23, 2005  

    A report from Baker, La. about the stress many communities are facing from taking in Hurricane Katrina evacuees. Continue reading