Topic: Hurricane Katrina
Residents of the Mississippi River floodplain are sandbagging or evacuating as the flood crest pushes south. It will pass Memphis on Tuesday and hit southern Louisiana on May 23.
05/08/2011 04:13 pm
New FEMA chief retooled the agency after its subpar response to Katrina, and it shows in response to recent tornadoes. He sees FEMA in a supporting, not leading, role.
05/06/2011 02:33 pm
At last count, 25 people remained missing in Tuscaloosa, Ala., alone. Finding the missing is one of the most difficult tasks for authorities after a major disaster like the Alabama tornadoes.
05/05/2011 03:43 pm
Data from February show an additional 11,517 recipients were added, with household participation rising nearly 14 percent
05/03/2011 06:01 pm
The recovery from devastating tornadoes across the South accelerated over the weekend as federal and state agencies moved quickly to help the thousands of people left homeless.
05/01/2011 03:41 pm
Churches, nonprofits, and government support teams race toward Alabama as tornado victims wander the rubble. Toothbrushes, clean water, and a roof to sleep under are among the most pressing needs.
04/30/2011 09:51 am
Obama surveyed tornado damage in Alabama Friday, after declaring the state a disaster area. A disaster request from Texas over raging wildfires remains unanswered. Are requests often denied?
04/29/2011 04:24 pm
It's not easy to prepare an entire city for a mile-wide tornado like the one that hit Tuscaloosa in Alabama. That makes individual preparedness – and rescue and recovery – especially important. Obama will tour the area Friday.
04/28/2011 02:48 pm
Haley Barbour was seen as a top Republican candidate for president in 2012, but he said Monday he will not seek the nomination.
04/25/2011 06:54 pm
Ten days have elapsed since Gov. Rick Perry (R) asked for a federal disaster declaration, to get more US help to fight Texas wildfires. Why a slow answer could backfire for both Obama and Perry.
04/25/2011 06:05 pm