Money from charitable foundations and $142 billion in federal funds have produced a substantial recovery in metro New Orleans, says a report released ahead of hurricane Katrina anniversary.
On the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, officials are worried that complacency is starting to creep back into New Orleans.
Floodwaters in New Orleans inundate a neighborhood September 10, 2005, days after levees broke, flooding the city and forcing residents who had not evacuated to scramble to save their lives.
Up and down the Gulf coast you hear local officials and others complain that they are being ignored in the response to the Gulf oil spill. That must change.
A federal official said Thursday that BP acknowledged it has been too slow in paying claims to people affected by the Gulf oil spill. BP has vowed to streamline the process.
Following these steps to keep your business's operating costs low will help your small business thrive during the rebuilding process.
Many Vietnamese and Cambodia fishermen are without work now because of the BP oil spill, and some still feel the effects of Hurricane Katrina. BP is trying to help, but there's a language barrier.
The Times Square bomb is just the latest of more than 30 terrorist plots against the US since 9/11. Yet Congress still operates the way it did on Sept. 10, 2001.
Changing rainfall patterns have increased the number and severity of floods. Better forecasts and improved flood management have helped, but planners need to do more to reduce risks and boost community resilience.
Rhode Island took the brunt of this week's floods, and the state will look to federal aid, along with flood insurance, to cover much of the worst damage.