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  • September 22, 2005  

    Hurricane Rita dropped from a Category 5 storm – the strongest rating – to a Category 4 but meteorologists still say the rain and wind will cause damage to the coasts of Texas and Louisiana. A meteorologist from the National Hurricane Center talks about Rita’s approach. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2005  

    Coast Guard Vice Adm. Thad Allen, the head of the federal government’s Hurricane Katrina relief operation, discusses the continuing recovery effort in New Orleans and the potential danger of Hurricane Rita to the already crippled city. Continue reading

  • September 22, 2005  

    A report from Port Lavaca, Texas on the city’s preparation for the flooding and winds expected to hit the coastal city as Hurricane Rita approaches. Then, a New York Times journalist in Houston talks about the mandatory evacuation for low-lying areas in a city that is prone to flooding. 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 21, 2005  

    A professor of history at the University of North Texas and co-author of the book “Galveston and the 1900 Storm” discusses the devastating hurricane in 1900 that nearly wiped Galveston, Texas off the map. Continue reading

  • September 21, 2005  

    As Hurricane Rita, a category 5 storm, threatens the coast of Texas and Southwest Louisiana, officials are urging remaining residents to evacuate. Three guests talk about emergency preparations for Rita and the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. 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  

    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