Hurricane Katrina

  • 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

  • September 23, 2005  

    Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the political impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the growing federal budget deficit, the John Roberts vote and their thoughts on who might replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2005  

    A report from New Orleans about the return of city business owners and their hopes that the levees will hold off Hurricane Rita. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2005  

    With mounting costs for the Hurricane Katrina clean up falling into the hands of the federal government, politicians began arguing about finding a way to pay for the bill. Following a background report, two guests discuss the economic implications of paying for Katrina. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2005  

    A report from outside New Orleans about the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the fishing and shrimp industry. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2005   BY Annie Schleicher  

    Federal health officials are adding Hurricane Katrina evacuees living in close quarters to the list of high-priority groups scheduled to receive the flu vaccine first, in a tiering method created following flu vaccine shortages last year. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2005  

    After meeting with federal officials, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin halted the reopening of New Orleans. And as Tropical Storm Rita approached the Gulf Coast, he ordered an evacuation for those who had returned or had never left after Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading

  • September 19, 2005  

    A doctor and a local official assess whether it is safe to return to parts of New Orleans, and some of the immediate obstacles once people do come back. Continue reading