Hurricane Katrina

A wreath sits in the Industrial Canal near the 9th Ward levee after locals commemorated the 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

9 Years Later, Ala Coast Still Changed By Katrina

It’s more about looking forward than looking back for Kenny and Brenda Heaton as the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. But what happened then has shaped their today.


In this handout from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Super Typhoon Haiyan moves over the Philippines on November 8, 2013 from space. Haiyan, A category-5 typhoon being called one of the strongest storms on record, slammed into the Philippines November 8, with gusts up to 186 mile per hour (300 kilometers per hour) and sustained winds thought to be up to 195 miles per hour (313 kilometers per hour.) (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Typhoon Awakens Camille Memories On Miss. Coast

Diane Peranich was pregnant with her fourth child when her family rode out Hurricane Camille in August 1969 at their home in the DeLisle community along the coast. The former state lawmaker said her family hunkered down in the hallway to wait out the storm.


Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.


Barack Obama campaigns in 2007 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.


A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.


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Isaac Now Officially A Hurricane

CHAUVIN, La. (AP/WAOK) — Isaac has become a hurricane that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans. Residents are hunkered down behind levees […]


More Fallout from Hurricane Katrina

Jury selection is scheduled to begin today for the federal trial of five New Orleans police officers in connection with the post-Katrina shooting of a man whose body was later discovered in  a burned out […]


5 Years After Hurricane Katrina in Ponchatrain Park

An historical black community in suburban New Orleans is putting its resources together to bring back the neighborhood it’s always known.  Tina Douglas spoke to a young woman who is helping to tell the story.