User: newstrust Topic: Hurricane Katrina
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Trump and the Governors 28.3.2020 Outside the Beltway
This isn't what leadership looks like.
’50-state Hurricane Katrina’: Joe Scarborough buries Trump for screwing up even worse than George W. Bush 20.3.2020 Raw Story
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Friday sent out a series of frantic tweets begging President Donald Trump to step up his game on the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, Scarborough singled out the continued shortages of coronavirus test kits and other medical supplies as a massive scandal that has left the United States far behind other nations […]
Paul Krugman launches devastating tweetstorm indicting ‘man-child’ Trump for coming explosion of coronavirus cases 8.3.2020 Raw Story
New York Times columnist Paul Krugman launched a 10-tweet broadside at Donald Trump and the “anti-science” Republican Party on Saturday, laying the blame on them for what he expects to be an explosion of coronavirus cases in the U.S. Beginning by writing, “There are now good reasons to believe that the coronavirus will hit America […]
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Op-Ed: Without universal healthcare, coronavirus puts us all at risk 5.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Medicaid should be expanded to cover the uninsured during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Trump, seeking to tamp down fears of coronavirus, names Pence to lead response 27.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

President Trump insisted that 'the risk to the American people remains very low.'

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Trump only sees coronavirus as ‘something he needs to manage for his re-election’: MSNBC host 27.2.2020 Raw Story
On MSNBC Wednesday, host Chris Hayes blasted President Donald Trump’s leadership abilities in the midst of the coronavirus emergency — and warned that the president is putting himself and his political prospects before any consideration of what would actually protect the country. “One of the most important things the federal government is supposed to do […]
Confederate statue, plantation, prison: Artists reclaim sites with 'Battlegrounds' 30.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

L.A. curator Nancy Baker Cahill and 24 New Orleans painters, sculptors, photographers and video artists revisit contested sites using augmented reality.

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We Need to Radically Rethink Our Approach to Disaster Recovery. Here’s One Solution. 4.9.2019 Mother Jones
Scenacia Jones’ house on the east side of Houston is one big home improvement project. When I visited a few weeks ago, the sky-blue bungalow was scattered with a few telltale signs—half-full paint cans, plastic furniture wrap, and a couple of unhung light fixtures. It’s a far cry from what it looked like nearly a […]
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Tropical Storm Barry pelts Louisiana, millions brace for flooding 14.7.2019 Raw Story
Authorities warned of heavy rain and possible tornadoes throughout Sunday as major storm Barry buffeted Louisiana, though there were few indications of widespread flooding. After briefly becoming the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm after making landfall — but it nevertheless packed a serious punch as it moved […]
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New Orleans will drown again, maybe in the next days 13.7.2019 GregPalast.com

In 2005 I explained exactly how New Orleans drowned and would drown again, maybe in the next days.

The post New Orleans will drown again, maybe in the next days appeared first on Greg Palast.

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Here We Go Again: Will $15B Nola Levees Hold Up To Hurricane Barry? 11.7.2019 Crooks Liars
There's this: The $14 billion network of levees and floodwalls that was built to protect greater New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina was a seemingly invincible bulwark against flooding. But now, 11 months after the Army Corps of Engineers completed one of the largest public works projects in world history, the agency says the system will stop providing adequate protection in as little as four years because of rising sea levels and shrinking levees. The growing vulnerability of the New Orleans area is forcing the Army Corps to begin assessing repair work, including raising hundreds of miles of levees and floodwalls that form a meandering earth and concrete fortress around the city and its adjacent suburbs. And now this: JUST IN: Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico, NWS says. Tropical Storm warnings issued for Louisiana. Barry could become hurricane late Friday. Mississippi River at New Orleans forecast to crest at highest level since 1927 this weekend. https://t.co/RQF3PIeaBr ...
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WIll New Orleans Flood? Tropical Storm Barry Prompts Concern as Disturbance Aims for Louisiana 11.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Mississippi River is almost at flood stage already, and Barry is expected to bring a storm surge up to 5 feet this weekend, which could wreak havoc in the Crescent City.
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Hurricane season is here, but thousands are still reeling from the past two years 31.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Hurricane season begins in June, but thousands of people across the country still haven’t recovered from the record-breaking storms of the past two years. While disaster recovery is inherently a long process, under the Trump administration those impacted say the process has become untenable. The issue has been exacerbated through a combination of staffing shortages […]
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With Mississippi River Levels Rising, Spillway North of New Orleans Opened 11.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Mississippi River levels rose rapidly on Friday and officials are taking precautionary action to protect areas including New Orleans from flooding.
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Steve King Has Water Thrown At Him While Dining In Iowa 23.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Republican, who has been accused of racism, was dining with a group of people when the incident took place.
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Hannity claims Democrats are the real racists due to Abraham Lincoln, Civil Rights Act of 1964 6.2.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Even though essentially every prominent Democrat has urged Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) to resign after news broke that he featured a racist image on his personal medical school yearbook page, conservatives have seized on the embarrassing scandal in their never-ending attempts to rewrite history. On Monday night, Fox News’ host Sean Hannity insisted that […]
Matthews, Guest Insinuate There Will Be a Terror Attack If Shutdown Doesn’t End Soon 25.1.2019 NewsBusters
Furthering a growing media narrative regarding the government shutdown, MSNBC’s Hardball host Chris Matthews and former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D) openly suggested on Wednesday (whereas other media types have insinuated it) that it could take a terror attack on America for Congress and President Trump to reopen the federal ...
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Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Basic Needs 15.10.2018 Truthout.com
Millions affected by the storm are voicing outrage at the Trump administration's inadequate response.

The post Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Basic Needs appeared first on Truthout.

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This Organization Is Trying to Get Hurricane Florence Survivors Home Quicker 4.10.2018 Truthout.com
Many in North Carolina were left homeless by the storm and its still receding floodwaters.

The post This Organization Is Trying to Get Hurricane Florence Survivors Home Quicker appeared first on Truthout.

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Recent Disasters Reveal Racial Discrimination in FEMA Aid Process 1.10.2018 Truthout.com
Black and Latino populations affected by property damage are less likely to access aid of any kind.

The post Recent Disasters Reveal Racial Discrimination in FEMA Aid Process appeared first on Truthout.

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