Rebuilding the Gulf Coast

  • September 12, 2005  

    The largest mass migration in the Unites States since the 1930s has left nearly a million people homeless, jobless and in unfamiliar territory following Hurricane Katrina. Following a report from Baton Rouge, three experts discuss the immense challenges ahead. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2005   BY Anna Shoup  

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to “lead America to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters with a vision of ‘A Nation Prepared.'” Continue reading

  • September 9, 2005   BY Larisa Epatko  

    For the nation’s insurance companies, the Aug. 29, 2005 landfall of Hurricane Katrina, and subsequent flooding that caused thousands to flee their homes, is shaping up to be the costliest domestic natural disaster in U.S. history. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2005  

    Public opinion polls show a drop in public support for all levels of government after their response to Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2005  

    Engineers have begun repairing levees damaged in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit, and researchers are using the hurricane’s data to try to lengthen warning times. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2005  

    Amid criticism of Michael Brown’s qualifications, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff announced that Thad Allen will replace Brown as head of FEMA’s ground operations. After an update from a reporter, two former homeland security employees discuss FEMA’s organization and its future after Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2005   BY Admin 

    The House and Senate on Thursday quickly approved an additional $52 billion for the Hurricane Katrina relief effort, bringing the total federal cost of the recovery to $62 billion, easily eclipsing spending on any domestic disaster. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2005  

    After a background report on the debate in Congress over an additional $51.8 billion to fund disaster relief for Hurricane Katrina, two senators discuss the pending investigation into the federal response to the disaster and the growing debate about how such an investigation should be handled. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2005  

    A report from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, about how makeshift hospitals are coping with a surge of patients. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2005  

    National guardsman Brunk Conley of the Army National Guard’s 41st Brigade Combat Team talks about duty in Louisiana. Continue reading