Hurricane Katrina

  • 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 9, 2005  

    Analysts David Brooks and Tom Oliphant discuss low public opinions of all levels of government in the wake of Hurricane Katrina as well as changes in FEMA’s leadership and next week’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for John Roberts. 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  

    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

  • September 8, 2005  

    After a background report on the thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims who evacuated to Houston, Texas, two panelists discuss sending displaced children back to school. 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 7, 2005  

    Dr. Julie Gerberding, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, discusses the growing health threat to residents and rescue workers in New Orleans posed by floodwaters filled with toxins and bacteria. Continue reading