#Hurricane Katrina

How will Ida compare to Katrina as storm makes landfall on anniversary?

Exactly 16 years after Hurricane Katrina slammed New Orleans, leaving more than 1,800 people dead and becoming one of the costliest storms in American history, another major storm Sunday brought punishing wind and heavy rain to southeast Louisiana. Hurricane Ida, which made landfall near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, as a Category...
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Hurricane Katrina and Covid point to the same government failures

As a dangerous Hurricane Ida approaches the Louisiana coast on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, it’s important to remember the many ways that the federal government allowed a bad situation to be even worse. Two weeks after that 2005 storm, as dead bodies were still being pulled from attics,...

New Orleans slammed by Hurricane Ida on 16th anniversary of Katrina

Hurricane Ida lashed New Orleans Sunday evening on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina — with part of the deadly Category 2 storm pummeling the city with extremely heavy winds and rains. What's happening: Officials confirmed that the city had lost all power "due to catastrophic transmission damage" from the...
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New Orleans: Then and now photos, 16 years after Katrina

Sixteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina reached its peak intensity in the Gulf of Mexico with maximum sustained winds of 175 mph. When the hurricane made landfall in southeast Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2005, its intensity had diminished but was still a major Category 3 storm. Katrina caused over 1,800 deaths...

Emergency leaders recall Hurricane Katrina 16 years later

JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Hurricane Ida is threatening to slam the coast of New Orleans on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina roared ashore in Waveland on Aug. 29, 2005, leaving South Mississippi nearly unrecognizable. Sunday marks 16 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated our state. As we prepare for...

Focused on Mississippi: 16 years since Hurricane Katrina

GULFPORT, Miss. (WJTV) – Sixteen years ago, Hurricane Katrina was threatening the Gulf Coast. On August 29, 2005, Russel Barrett grabbed his home camera and started shooting when the water started rising in his Biloxi neighborhood. After a while, it seemed it would never stop. Even with the flooding, Barrett was one of the lucky ones. He still had a home to repair. Not everyone was so fortunate, and not everyone got out, even though the warnings said there was another Camille-like storm on the way.

‘Katrina Babies’: HBO Sets Documentary About Hurricane’s Impact On New Orleans Youth

EXCLUSIVE: HBO Documentary Films is in production on Katrina Babies, a feature documentary offering an intimate look at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and its impact on the youth of New Orleans. Sixteen years after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, long after the news cameras have left, an entire generation grapples with the lifelong impact of having their childhood redefined by tragedy. New Orleans filmmaker Edward Buckles, Jr., who was 12 when Katrina hit the city, documents the stories of his peers who survived the storm as children, while simultaneously opening a door for his own healing, capturing the spirit and...

Moberly food truck owner remembers time from Hurricane Katrina

MOBERLY − Randy Perkins, the owner of Zydeco’s Cajun Kitchen food truck, lived in Louisiana for 45 years before moving back to Moberly. Perkins wanted to bring a piece of Louisiana back to mid-Missouri and opened Zydeco’s. Now, Randy and his wife, Lynn, have been serving authentic Cajun food for almost three years.