User: newstrust Topic: Hurricane Katrina
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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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Trump Still Thinks He Did A ‘Fantastic Job’ In Puerto Rico 30.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
Despite the evidence, the President thinks he did a great job handling a disaster in which nearly 3,000 American citizens died.
New Report Estimates 2,975 People Died In Puerto Rico Due To Hurricane Maria 29.8.2018 Outside the Beltway
A new study concludes that the total death toll from Hurricane Maria was vastly higher than previously reported.
“We Have Done a Great Job”: What Trump Tweeted as Thousands of Puerto Ricans Died 31.5.2018 Mother Jones
On Tuesday, researchers at Harvard published a new study showing that the death toll from Hurricane Maria was 75 times higher than what the government had previously reported. By that calculation, it was 290 times higher than the 16 fatalities President Donald Trump himself announced during a visit to the island last year, during a […]
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A FEMA program has sheltered thousands of Puerto Ricans since Hurricane Maria. But now the evacuees fear its days are numbered 23.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Scores of calls poured in last week. Puerto Ricans displaced by Hurricane Maria were anxiously contacting lawmakers and advocates, fearful they were about to lose federal assistance that has allowed them to live in hotels since the storm ravaged the island seven months ago.

The government had warned...

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Harry Anderson: Bringing magic to the Big Easy 17.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Actor and comic Harry Anderson, who portrayed the eccentric judge Harry T. Stone on the NBC comedy series "Night Court," died on Monday at age 65. Below is a Los Angeles Times story, originally published on Nov. 28, 2005, in which Anderson discusses how he traded Hollywood for a new club of his...

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Democratic Senators Denounce Federal Indifference Toward Puerto Rico 3.3.2018 American Prospect
(Andre Kang/AP Photos) Senator Bernie Sanders visits San Juan, accompanied by Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, on October 27, 2017.(GDA via AP Images) Despite being granted U.S. citizenship by President Woodrow Wilson more than a century ago, Puerto Ricans continue to be treated as second-class Americans—especially in the wake of Hurricane Maria. With Puerto Rico’s economy in tatters and hundreds of thousands of residents still without power, business leaders, progressive leaders, academics, and members of Congress gathered at a Capitol Hill conference to assess the disaster and propose solutions to revive the commonwealth. Democratic Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, warned against recent attempts to privatize large parts of the island’s educational system and denounced the federal government’s shambolic response to the worst natural disaster to ever hit Puerto Rico. “If the state of ...
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Texas' vow to streamline Harvey recovery and aid backfires 22.2.2018 AP National
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) -- After Hurricane Harvey hammered Texas, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott pledged that the country's largest conservative state would lead its own recovery, streamlining federal aid to storm victims while avoiding the staggering inefficiencies of earlier Washington-controlled disaster responses....
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