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Five Years Later: Hurricane Katrina | USA TODAY

by gregg
In the five years since Hurricane Katrina (quickly followed by Hurricane Rita) ravaged the Gulf Coast, USA TODAY has written extensively about the rebuilding efforts there. In this project, we try to sum up where we stand, half a decade after the storms hit. Has life there changed forever? Are people coming back? Although this is neither the first — nor the last — look at the lasting effects on the Gulf Coast, we hope this multimedia project helps answer those and other questions.



New Orleans

by Mal Burns (via)
Site for justice in the redevelopment of of the famed musical city that was devastated by hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans 2.0

by NV20
A multi user blog detailing the rebuilding (or not) of New Orleans. Has videos, articles, and photos.

The Unlearned Lesson of Katrina

by jasontromm (via)
The disaster in New Orleans was caused, not by too little welfare spending, but by too much. Four decades of dependence on government left people without the resources -- economic, intellectual, or moral -- to plan ahead and provide for themselves in an emergency

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

by marco
Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans on August 29, 2005. Director Spike Lee was shocked not only by the scale of the disaster, but by the slow, inept and disorganized response of the emergency and recovery effort.

Will an energy crisis bring the oil industry to our shores?

by jasontromm
Every few years, when geopolitics or other factors suddenly drive the cost of crude oil through the roof, industry insiders start looking to America's coastal waters for new supplies of oil and natural gas. It happened in the 1970s. It happened in the 1980s. It happened again last October, when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita -- along with other factors -- conspired to push the price of a gallon of gasoline over three dollars for the first time.

NRA targets Mayor Ray Nagin

by jasontromm
The National Rifle Association has filed a motion for contempt against Mayor Ray Nagin and the City of New Orleans over the confiscation of guns in the wake of Hurricane Katrina last fall. According to an NRA statement, the motion, which also targets the acting chief of police, alleges the officials failed to comply with a temporary restraining order, handed down Sept. 12, ordering an end to all gun confiscations in the city.

House Report on Katrina Faults Government Officials -

by zboog
Federal, state and local officials all failed to anticipate the devastation threatened by Hurricane Katrina and then were slow to react when the storm overwhelmed New Orleans levees, said a draft report by a special House committee investigating Katrina.


Repeat Claims Strain Federal Flood Insurance

by jasontromm
In September 1998, Hurricane Georges swept up a beachfront house along the Gulf of Mexico and tossed it like a bowling ball into John and Gail Leacy's summer home on the western edge of this barrier island. The Leacys collected thousands of dollars in federal flood insurance and rebuilt. Last year, Hurricane Ivan slammed their Creole-style three-bedroom cottage with wind and floodwaters. And in late August, a wall of water from Hurricane Katrina severely undercut the house's concrete pad and pilings.

Brown Shifts Blame for Katrina Response

by jasontromm
A combative Michael Brown blamed the Louisiana governor, the New Orleans mayor and even the Bush White House that appointed him for the dismal response to Hurricane Katrina in a fiery appearance Tuesday before Congress. In response, lawmakers alternately lambasted and mocked the former FEMA director.

Independent: This is global warming

by bnation
Super-powerful hurricanes now hitting the United States are the "smoking gun" of global warming

AUDIO: Pods and Blogs - Hurricane Special (1 hr)

by bnation
Excellent BBC documentary on blogging, podcasting and Hurricane Katrina

All the King's Men Cannot Save New Orleans

by jasontromm
Federal dollars won't make the Crescent City great. So we are sending all the king's horses and all the king's men to fix the Humpty-Dumpty of New Orleans. Put it back together on a sinking wall of mud and see if it falls off again.

The fiscal fallout from Hurricane Katrina

by jasontromm
Our president is very generous with other people's money. Worse, he is generous with the money of people who are in no position to object, either because they are too young or because they haven't been born yet.

AOL poll: President slays mayor on storm

by jasontromm
With close to 600,000 participants, public rips Nagin response to hurricane Katrina as 'poor'

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