The danger to New Orleans is threefold: storm surges from the sea, rain from the sky and water from the rising river if the levees fail.
By Michael Kunzelman, Associated Press
General Russel Honore commanded an infantry division in Korea and saw action in Operation Desert Storm, but it was his service as Commander of the Joint Task Force Katrina in 2005 that won him national acclaim. The experience of viewing…
By Paul Solman
Hurricane Harvey wasn’t an outlier. A new study reports that climate change intensified the rains of other recent cyclones by between 4 and 9 percent.
By Julia Griffin
The 419-3 vote sent the aid package — likely the first of several — to the Senate in hopes of sending the bill to President Donald Trump before dwindling federal disaster reserves run out at the end of this week.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
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 Talia Buford, ProPublica
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 Sarah Breitenbach, Stateline
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 Mark Sherman, Associated Press
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.
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.
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