Hurricane Katrina

Grand jury indicts two men accused of stealing millions in post-Katrina investment money

After Hurricane Katrina, then-Mayor Ray Nagin hired two Maryland men, William Bart Hungerford and Colonel Timothy Milbrath, to collect money from …


Disturbance to bring heavy rain to Texas, SW Louisiana coasts |

Heavy rain and gusty winds are expected for portions of the Texas and southwestern Louisiana coasts by Sunday as a disturbance spreads across the …


More stormy, rainy weather in store for New Orleans this weekend |

Make sure to have rain gear on hand for any outdoor activities this weekend. Showers and thunderstorms are likely in the New Orleans area throughout …


Incomes went up for Hurricane Katrina survivors after the storm, study finds |

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, killing nearly 2,000 people and causing more than $100 billion in damage in the city and along the Gulf …

New Orleans

Americans gave more to Charity last Year than ever before

1 day ago<p>Charitable giving in the U.S. set a record last year -- over $400-billion. But the news may not be as rosy as it sounds.<p>Larry Lieberman with …

Hurricane Harvey

How do you count deaths from a hurricane?

NEW YORK (AP) — How many people died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria? It's a question that has been debated since the powerful storm slammed into …

Hurricane Maria

Touring the new Pythian Market

Weather Alert7 Weather AlertsLearn More<p>Food Writer for the Advocate, Ian Mcnulty, gives a tour of the new food hall, with 14 walk up eateries, at the …

New Orleans

Tracking the Tropics 6/7/2018: Still quiet across tropical Atlantic

Conditions remain quiet for the next few days across the tropical Atlantic.<p>Officials at the National Hurricane Center said there is no tropical …


Suicide prevention tips and ways to get help

Psychiatrists and counselors say there are several warning sights someone with suicidal thoughts may show.<p>Published: 10:10 PM CDT June 5, 2018<p>Related …

Mental Health

Hurricane Harvey's 5-day rainfall in Texas unprecedented in US, report says

A new report on the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey detailed that the U.S. has never experienced the amount of rainfall across such a vast area as …

Extreme Weather

Severe thunderstorms possible Tuesday in New Orleans, southeast Louisiana |

Severe thunderstorms are possible Tuesday (June 5) in New Orleans and throughout Southeast Louisiana, the National Weather Service said.<p>The primary …

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Nature’s Helping Hand

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “The Places in the U.S. Where Disaster Strikes Again and Again” (news article, May 27):<p>The map of the locations of repetitive natural disasters in this country clearly shows the vulnerability of the Gulf Coast to extreme weather. This pattern is not likely to change.<p>While hard …


S&WB taking steps to ease flooding fears in New Orleans during 2018 hurricane season

With this year’s six-month hurricane season just days old, the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board is seeking to regain the public trust that has been …

Baton Rouge

New Orleans Lacks Chief To Oversee Emergencies For People With Urgent Medical Needs As Hurricane Season Begins

In other news on hurricane preparations, most Florida nursing homes are not complying with new requirements for backup power, and a new app tells …

Health Care

06/02/18 - Average home prices, high rates and hurricanes...

Are you insured enough for this hurricane season?Checking average home prices, how does New Orleans rate? Rates looking better this week, details in …

House Prices

New Orleans officials mark start of hurricane season, discuss preparedness

The news conference will take place Friday morning.

New Orleans

'Now is the time' for New Orleans to prepare, officials say, as hurricane season begins

Officials from the New Orleans area and state agencies marked the start of hurricane season Friday by urging residents to heed any calls to evacuate …

New Orleans

May going out as one of hottest ever in Baton Rouge; why so hot so early?

Those who thought the temperatures in May were particularly punishing, there's science to back that theory up.<p>National Weather Service forecasters …


Permanent outfall pumps ready for start of hurricane season

NEW ORLEANS – The official start of the 2018 hurricane season is Friday, and for the first time permanent pumping stations at the mouth of the New …

Extreme Weather

How to Spot Fake Images on Social Media

New Orleans

Alberto expected to weaken as storm moves through Alabama, Tennessee |

Alberto, now a subtropical depression, is expected to continuing weakening Tuesday (May 29) as it moves inland over Alabama and Tennessee, …

News (U.S.)

Alberto strengthens, bears down on Florida panhandle |

Subtropical Storm Alberto strengthened Sunday night (May 27), the National Hurricane Center announced as the storm approached the Gulf Coast.<p>Where is …

Gulf Coast

Subtropical storm Alberto strengthens, aims at Florida Panhandle; Louisiana remains out of projected path

Subtropical storm Alberto continued to move northward through the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, apparently heading toward the Florida Panhandle, leaving …


With new massive pumps online, New Orleans levee system faces 2018 hurricane season |

By Mark Schleifstein, | The Times-Picayune<p>Despite better levees, evacuations possible with smaller storms

New Orleans

The New Orleans levee system and the 2018 hurricane season: This week's coastal news |

On this week's Coastal News Roundup, WWNO's Tegan Wendland talked with Mark Schleifstein, environment reporter with | The Times-Picayune, …

New Orleans

Tropical Storm Watch dropped for Southeast Louisiana

The track has shifted more to the east across AL/FL, and that has allowed the Tropical Storm Watch to be dropped for Louisiana.


Subtropical Storm Alberto is in the Gulf of Mexico |

Subtropical Storm Alberto turned to the north and is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico on Saturday (May 26), hurricane forecasters said. It's …


As hurricane season nears, New Orleans worries over flooding

A months-long investigation is currently under way to determine what went wrong. In the meantime, an interim team at the city's Sewerage and Water …


WNC residents wait and watch Subtropical Storm Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto - the first named storm of the 2018 hurricane season - formed earlier Friday.<p>We're watching the predicted path of this …


Tropical storm watch issued for New Orleans area |

The National Hurricane Center issued a tropical storm watch for the north-central Gulf Coast Friday afternoon (May 25) as Subtropical Storm Alberto …

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