Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 12 years ago this week, and lessons from past disasters will be needed to overcome the fallout of Hurricane Harvey. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu joins Miles O’Brien to discuss how federal and state governments…
By PBS NewsHour
Facing Trump’s proposals for cutting programs that help minorities and the poor, Democrats scramble to make up for missed opportunities to protect them.
By Talia Buford, ProPublica
As the country faces an increasing number of billion-dollar disasters, federal officials are considering scaling back that spending, aiming to save taxpayer money and encourage states to prepare for disasters with their own resources.
By Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline
WASHINGTON — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
Residents and visitors of New Orleans, surrounded by the sound of church bells and jazz music, marked the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday, remembering victims of the storm and celebrating the region's resiliency.
By PBS NewsHour
When Hurricane Katrina struck, Leah Chase was the chef and co-owner of the legendary New Orleans restaurant, Dooky Chase, a landmark in the city’s oldest black neighborhood. Chase saw her business, home and virtually everything she owned wash away, but…
By Laura Santhanam
Hurricane Katrina scattered thousands of Gulf Coast children nationwide. A decade later, are children in foster care safer in the event of a disaster?…
The Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. As members of the neighborhood slowly return, Rev. Charles Duplessis leads church services and bible study in his own living room,…
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