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  • Documentary to Highlight Heroic Efforts

    July 30, 2013 6:02 PM

    Lafayette lawyer and award winning movie director, Allan Durand is working with UL students and faculty to film the 'Cajun Navy.' The documentary captures the story of a St. Martin Parish couple, who went into the disaster zone, after Hurricane Katrina, to save those left behind. As the... more »
  • Feds say fraud after Hurricane Katrina hit the UP

    April 18, 2012 7:05 AM

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) - Court records show an Upper Peninsula woman has agreed to plead guilty in a fraud case related to Hurricane Katrina. The U.S. government says 60-year-old Shirley LaMarch and husband Michael applied for federal assistance in 2005, claiming their residence in New Orleans was damaged. They received... more »
  • The Lakeshore Branch Library Reopens

    December 27, 2011 9:18 AM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The Lakeshore branch library, destroyed by Hurricane Katrina, reopens today to the public with a grand opening celebration set for Jan. 7. The rebuilt 7,700-square-foot library in Metairie will house more than 28,000 new items, including books and reference materials. The new facility replaces the library... more »
  • New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward: 6 Years After Katrina

    August 30, 2011 2:39 AM

    Monday marked a somber anniversary in Louisiana; the day Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans. "Six years ago today, we were actually floating on the roof of our house," said Robert Green, a resident of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. Hurricane Katrina not only swept away Green's... more »
  • FEMA Wants Town of Washington to repay $72,100

    June 27, 2011 11:31 PM

    The mayor of Washington is under fire by State government for money given to the town to pay for Katrina evacuees. But Mayor Joe Pitre isn't backing down, and his citizens are standing behind him. After Hurricane Katrina, the small town of Washington was flooded with evacuees. "There... more »
  • Suit seeks to halt New Orleans levee work

    January 11, 2011 8:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A lawsuit is threatening to slow down or even halt work to strengthen a canal that broke catastrophically during Hurricane Katrina. Homeowners with backyards along the 17th Street Canal filed a civil suit in state court on Jan. 5 to stop the work because they claim... more »
  • Bridge blockade claims thrown out

    December 28, 2010 9:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal judge has thrown out the remaining claims in a lawsuit that said police violated people's constitutional rights by firing warning shots to stop them from crossing a bridge to escape flooding from Hurricane Katrina. Having dismissed about 90 percent of the claims in September,... more »
  • N.O. cop who admitted lying to grand jury retires

    December 6, 2010 9:38 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police sergeant who admitted lying to the grand jury probing a deadly police shooting after Hurricane Katrina has retired from the department. Cmdr. Bob Young says Sgt. Purnella Simmons - a 29-year veteran - retired Monday, but no reason was given for her... more »
  • Contractor Not Immune From Liability For Failed Floodwall During Hurricane Katrina

    September 15, 2010 11:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal appeals court has ruled that a government contractor isn't immune from liability for its work on a New Orleans floodwall and levee system that failed during Hurricane Katrina. Tuesday's ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals revives claims against Washington Group International... more »
  • 2 Million Katrina Volunteers

    August 27, 2010 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - From celebrities to everyday people, more than 2 million volunteers are estimated to have poured into Louisiana and Mississippi after Hurricane Katrina struck on Aug. 29, 2005. They rebuilt houses, fed families, provided medical care, hauled debris and created playgrounds. And they helped give the devastated... more »
  • $275 Million Renovation on Familiar Symbol of Hurricane Katrina

    August 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Renovation work has begun on the Hyatt Regency New Orleans - the hotel that became a familiar symbol of Hurricane Katrina's destruction when shattered glass poured onto streets and furniture was sucked out of broken windows. The $275 million project is aimed at a fall 2011... more »
  • Obama To Travel to NOLA for 5th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina

    August 13, 2010 12:18 PM

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama will mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans on Aug. 29. The White House says Obama will speak at Xavier University. Other administration officials who have worked on Katrina recovery efforts will also be in the region to mark the anniversary.... more »
  • St. Tammany Parish's Last Hurricane Katrina Mission

    July 30, 2010 12:18 PM

    COVINGTON, La. (AP) - St. Tammany Parish says it is creating what it calls one of the most comprehensive websites there is about Hurricane Katrina for the fifth anniversary of the storm. A news release says officials hope it will be the parish's last Hurricane Katrina mission. The site -... more »
  • FEMA Trailer Auction

    July 8, 2010 6:23 PM

    One of the biggest health concerns after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita was high formaldehyde levels in FEMA trailers. But since then, the fear of becoming sick in the trailers has vanished with a good bargain. 300 FEMA trailers now fill the old Evangeline Downs Race Track in Carencro. Anxious... more »
  • Homes Not Elevated Following Hurricanes

    March 22, 2010 7:20 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A large number of Louisiana homeowners who got up to $30,000 to raise their homes out of the danger from floods after Hurricane Katrina have not jacked up their properties, a federal housing inspector general has found. A recent report by... more »
  • FEMA Trailer Deactivation Hotline

    October 2, 2009 2:06 PM

    As Louisiana families transition from their FEMA temporary housing unit (THU) to a permanent, long term home, FEMA has an updated telephone number to assist these residents who need to have their unit deactivated. Call 1-225-389-5732. This telephone number is for FEMA temporary housing unit deactivation requests in Louisiana associated... more »

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