Hurricane Katrina

  • December 15, 2005  

    Over three months after Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast, many evacuees are still far from the homes they left in New Orleans. This report details the lives of some that have been forced to move to Atlanta — and the slow, often painful journey back. Continue reading

  • December 13, 2005   BY  

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency must extend by one month its deadline for payment of hotel rooms for victims of Hurricane Katrina, a federal judge ruled Monday. Continue reading

  • November 24, 2005  

    Three months after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, many families are still struggling to find new jobs, homes and a return to a normal lifestyle. Continue reading

  • November 22, 2005  

    Following a background report, three experts discuss Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts and the struggles of Louisiana officials to come up with funds to finance reconstruction. Continue reading

  • November 18, 2005  

    Jeffrey Brown traveled with jazz musician Michael White and documentary filmmaker Michael Murphy to visit White’s home in one of the flood-ravaged sections of the city. After touring the damage to his home, White and Brown discussed the situation in New Orleans and whether true jazz can and will return to the Big Easy. Continue reading

  • November 9, 2005  

    As part of Virginia’s “Turn Around Specialist Program,” Principal Parker Land took a pay cut and moved from an affluent suburb to an inner-city school on the state’s warning list. In this first part of a yearlong series, education correspondent John Merrow follows Land’s challenges in the first week of school. Continue reading

  • November 8, 2005  

    A science unit report looks at the environmental cleanup in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina inundated the city with filthy floodwater. Federal and state officials are at odds with environmental groups over the danger posed by toxins found in and around houses in New Orleans. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2005   BY  

    Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff tapped Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman Donald Powell Tuesday to head the federal government’s effort to rebuild areas of the Gulf Coast devastated by hurricanes Rita and Katrina. Continue reading

  • November 1, 2005  

    The New Orleans public school system, which suffered from corruption, internal scandals and structural problems before Hurricane Katrina, took a damaging hit from the storm. School officials say they will rebuild the system starting from scratch and hope to open some repaired schools in November. Continue reading

  • October 20, 2005   BY  

    Mississippi residents packed into town hall meetings this week to offer their views of how to rebuild the coastline damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Continue reading