Topic: Hurricane Camille
Predictions abound: Will superstorm Sandy help or hurt President Obama look 'presidential'? The bigger question is what Washington can do to help the neediest Americans, when a hurricane blows through – and when it doesn't.
Residents of tiny Pearlington, often overlooked by the media and federal-aid donors, rely on grit and small-town selflessness to survive repeated natural disasters.
Its intent is to become America's coastal policy innovator, but its reputation as 'Congress's general contractor' is proving hard to shake.