Three years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, particularly New Orleans, the city’s residents have once again evacuated as Hurricane Gustav hit the coast Monday. NewsHour correspondent Tom Bearden reports from New Orleans. Continue reading
More than two dozen levees along the Mississippi and its tributaries have broken under heavy flooding, leaving many communities questioning the region’s levee system and land usage. Elizabeth Brackett reports from Illinois on the struggle to keep levees standing. Continue reading
Two years after a tsunami devastated Southeast Asia, the region’s hardest hit areas continue to deal with the aftermath. Regional experts discuss efforts to restore the economy and society in the most affected areas. Continue reading
On the first day of the 2006 hurricane season, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff discusses the federal government’s preparedness for another storm season after the devastation and chaotic response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The National Hurricane Center forecast Monday four to six major hurricanes in the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico this year. Continue reading