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Trump’s pick for DHS chief was at center of Katrina disaster 14.10.2017 Washington Post
Trump’s pick for DHS chief was at center of Katrina disaster
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Hurricanes provided many painful lessons about the power of nature 18.9.2017 Washington Post
There was positive news in the destructive wake of Harvey and Irma, none more important then the countless reaffirmations that in a crisis, neighbors help neighbors. But the storms were not without moments of confusion and chaos, as well as tragic mistakes.
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Socialist Ideals in Practice: Democratic Socialists of America Mucks Out Flooded Houston Homes 14.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In Texas, where Republican policies have dismantled the social safety net and left large numbers of people without reliable social services, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) are stepping in to provide much-needed aid to Hurricane Harvey's most vulnerable victims. Amy Zachmeyer of Houston's DSA expresses hope that the ongoing mobilization will help more people realize that socialists "are not just this thing people complain about on Fox News." Democratic Socialists help repair damage caused by Hurricane Harvey. (Photo: Houston DSA) Support from readers provides Truthout with vital funds to keep investigating what mainstream media won't cover. Fund more stories like this by donating now! Since election night 2016, the streets of the US have rung with resistance. People all over the country have woken up with the conviction that they must do something to fight inequality in all its forms. But many are wondering what it is they can do. In this ongoing "Interviews for Resistance" series, experienced ...
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Jimmy Connors surprises US Open fans with Harvey relief effort 5.9.2017 Sports – The Indian Express
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New group to respond to wave of hurricane-related fraud 1.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Authorities are warning residents, volunteers and officials in flood zones in Texas and Louisiana they could be targeted by storm-related scams, contract corruption, document fraud, identify theft and other crimes.
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Antifa and Leftists Organize Mutual Aid and Rescue Networks in Houston 1.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Members of the West Street Response Team in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Cobb) In Houston, decentralized groups of leftists, radicals and anarchists, including those involved in antifascist organizing, have been busy rescuing victims of flooding and distributing resources to vulnerable communities during the hardest days of Hurricane Harvey's initial landfall. While city officials and journalists focus on the so-called "looting," many of these groups are poised and ready to begin providing direct relief when the water recedes. Members of the West Street Response Team in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Courtesy of Andrew Cobb) "It's been a hell of a few days," says Andrew Cobb, whose house in Houston's Fifth Ward was spared the brunt of Hurricane Harvey's flood waters. His decentralized, grassroots relief effort called the " West Street Response Team " started with a simple scouting mission to a nearby flood plain across Highway 59 on Sunday. After he and his roommates arrived at the location, they ...
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Surrounded by Oil Refineries, Port Arthur, Texas, Faces New Environmental Crisis Following Harvey Floods 31.8.2017 Truthout.com
Six days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall, the unprecedented storm is continuing to wreak havoc in Texas and parts of Louisiana. The death toll has risen to at least 38, but authorities expect it to grow as the historic floodwaters begin to recede. Early this morning, a pair of explosions rocked a chemical plant 30 miles northeast of Houston, sending thick black smoke into the air. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says one deputy was taken to the hospital after inhaling fumes, and nine others drove themselves to the hospital. Now a tropical depression, Harvey has moved inland, but many parts of Texas remain underwater or under flood watch. On Thursday, the city of Port Arthur, Texas, which is 100 miles east of Houston, was completely underwater. AccuWeather is now projecting the economic impact of Harvey might top $190 billion -- exceeding the economic impact of Katrina and Sandy combined. Up to 40,000 homes may been destroyed and 500,000 cars totaled in the storm. According to the Red Cross, more ...
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The Latest: 2nd major shelter for Harvey evacuees opens 30.8.2017 AP Top News
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on Tropical Storm Harvey (all times local):...
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Thousands pile into makeshift shelters, big and small, across Texas 29.8.2017 Washington Post
People are living in a convention center, churches, gyms, tiny recreation centers — even a furniture store. Many may need shelter for weeks or months.
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Red Cross braces for weeks of relief effort in the face of colossal storm disaster 29.8.2017 LA Times: Nation

In response to what is expected to rank among one of the most devastating hurricanes to strike the United States, the Red Cross has launched one of its largest hurricane relief efforts in years.

Harvey, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane and is now drenching Texas as a tropical storm,...

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Harvey may force 30,000 people into shelters, officials warn 28.8.2017 Washington Post
Thousands of rescue missions have been launched in Houston and across much of Central Texas, where flooding could become much more severe. More than 3,000 national and state guard troops were deployed to assist in relief efforts, with another 1,000 heading to Houston on Monday.
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Texans struggling against Harvey: ‘We’ve been through a lot of hurricanes, but we’ve never been stuck like this’ 28.8.2017 Washington Post
Meet some of the people trapped in the deluge. Their homes are inundated, their neighborhood streets are under chest-deep water and they’re bracing for more rain.
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Full extent of Harvey’s aftermath starts to come into chilling focus 28.8.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Feet of rain, massive flooding “beyond anything experienced.”
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New Data Set Explores 90 Years of Natural Disasters in the US 26.7.2017 Truthout.com
Every year, major earthquakes, floods and hurricanes occur. These natural disasters disrupt daily life and, in the worst cases, cause devastation. Events such as  Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy  killed thousands of people and generated billions of dollars in losses. There is also concern that  global climate change  will  increase the frequency and intensity  of weather–related disasters.  Our research team wanted to know how disasters affect people's decisions to move in or out of particular areas. We created  a new database  that covers disasters in the United States from 1920 to 2010 at the county level, combining data from the American Red Cross as well as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its predecessors.  Our work shows that people move away from areas hit by the largest natural disasters, but smaller disasters have little effect on migration. The data also showed that these trends may worsen inequality in the US, as the rich move away from disaster-prone areas, while the poor are ...
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What’s so important about LSU football. (What’s so important about LSU football?) 2.9.2016 Washington Post
What’s so important about LSU football. (What’s so important about LSU football?)
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Sheltered by soccer after Hurricane Katrina, he now helps Louisiana flood victims 27.8.2016 Washington Post
Sheltered by soccer after Hurricane Katrina, he now helps Louisiana flood victims
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Day After Obama Tours Louisiana Flood Damage, Government Holds Massive Gulf Oil and Gas Lease Auction 24.8.2016 Truthout - All Articles
On Tuesday, President Obama visited Louisiana for the first time since the devastating floods that killed 13 people and damaged 60,000 homes. The Red Cross has called it the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy. While many climate scientists have tied the historic floods in Louisiana to climate change, President Obama made no link during his remarks. However, on Tuesday, four environmental activists were arrested in New Orleans protesting the Interior Department's decision to go ahead with a lease sale of up to 24 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and development. The sale is being held today in the Superdome -- the very building where thousands of displaced residents of New Orleans sought refuge during Hurricane Katrina 11 years ago. We speak to Antonia Juhasz, an oil and energy analyst, author of Black Tide: The Devastating Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill. She joins us from San Francisco. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: On Tuesday, President Obama visited ...
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7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World 23.8.2016 Wired Top Stories
7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World
Countries around the world are buttressing and planning as floods like those in Louisiana become commonplace. The post 7 Clever Ways to Fight Flooding in an Increasingly Wet World appeared first on WIRED.
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Is the Louisiana Flooding More Devastating Than Hurricane Sandy? 23.8.2016 Mother Jones
The relief effort in Louisiana is ramping up after 10 days of monumental flooding. On Tuesday, President Barack Obama will visit Baton Rouge to survey the damage and find out how the federal government can help. The Red Cross has repeatedly described the flooding as "the worst natural disaster to strike the United States" since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in 2012. But for those who aren't on the ground in Louisiana, it can be difficult to understand what that really means. Here are some numbers that compare the two disasters. Deaths and damaged homes: Thirteen people have died and about 60,000 homes have been damaged in the flooding that began in Louisiana on August 12. As of Friday, the Obama administration listed 20 parishes in the state as disaster areas, making federal funding available to assist those communities. Hurricane Sandy had a bigger death toll, claiming 72 lives in the United States and damaging 200,000 homes. But that storm hit a much wider swath of land, including metropolitan ...
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'What am I going to do?' Louisiana flooding leaves thousands looking for housing as losses hit $20.7 billion 19.8.2016 LA Times: Nation

After her apartment in this small industrial riverfront town flooded, Mary Green-King ended up with hundreds of other evacuees at a shelter.

Just when it seemed things couldn’t get any worse — she also lost her car and had spent five nights at the shelter — her cellphone rang. It was her landlord...

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