hurricane katrina

Louisiana National Guard
2:58 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Lousiana National Guardsmen Affected by Gustav

While people in New Orleans get back to their routines after Hurricane Gustav, some in the Louisiana National Guard have put their own recovery on hold while they pitch in where they're assigned.

Some members of the 141st Field Artillery unit took a break from setting up distribution points for people to pick up food and supplies to speak with WWNO. They had all been in Baghdad when Hurricane Katrina hit.

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U.S.
2:51 pm
Fri September 5, 2008

Can New Orleans Weather Another Storm?

The levees of New Orleans held fast against Hurricane Gustav but several more storms — including Hanna, Ike and Josephine — are now forming. Hurricane expert Ivor van Heerden discusses the levee reconstruction project and how New Orleans will fare during what is expected to be an active hurricane season.

Van Heerden is author of The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina.

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St. Charles Avenue Streetcar
4:17 am
Mon June 30, 2008

Historic Streetcar Line Comes All The Way Back!

Locals as well as visitors to New Orleans can enjoy the entire legendary St. Charles Avenue streetcar line. It now runs all the way to the end of the line at Claiborne and Carrollton. WWNO's Deb Albertson reports.

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Katrina & Beyond
6:56 am
Tue November 8, 2005

Nagin Holds Meeting for Displaced New Orleanians

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

And I'm Steve Inskeep.

The mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, held a town meeting last night, although he had to go to another town to do it. Nagin traveled 80 miles to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where thousands of former New Orleans residents have been living since Hurricane Katrina. NPR's Adam Hochberg was at the meeting.

ADAM HOCHBERG reporting:

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Katrina & Beyond
2:52 pm
Mon October 3, 2005

Rebuilding New Orleans: How and For Whom?

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MICHELE NORRIS, host:

This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Michele Norris.

The clean-up in New Orleans is well under way. Now city officials are beginning to think about the next phase: rebuilding. Mayor Ray Nagin has appointed a 17-member commission to advise on how best to bring back the devastated city. Among the first questions: Who will pay for the rebuilding, and for whom will the city be rebuilt? NPR's Greg Allen reports.

GREG ALLEN reporting:

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Katrina & Beyond
7:46 am
Sun September 25, 2005

New Orleans Endures New Floods in Rita's Wake

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LIANE HANSEN, host:

Renewed flooding and widespread power outages spread across New Orleans as Hurricane Rita blew through the Gulf Coast. But for a city already reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, the damage from Rita was far less than feared. NPR's Cheryl Corley reports from New Orleans.

CHERYL CORLEY reporting:

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Katrina & Beyond
3:04 pm
Tue September 20, 2005

Katrina Cleanup Proceeds as Rita Approaches

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MELISSA BLOCK, host:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

MICHELE NORRIS, host:

And I'm Michele Norris.

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U.S.
7:35 am
Wed September 7, 2005

Some Still Reluctant to Leave New Orleans

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RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

This is MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.

New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has issued a mandatory evacuation order for everyone in his flood-stricken city.

Mayor RAY NAGIN (New Orleans): There are toxins in the water. There are gas leaks where we may have explosions. We're fighting at least four fires right now, and we don't have running water. It is not safe.

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Katrina & Beyond
4:39 pm
Wed August 31, 2005

New Orleans Mayor: Thousands Could be Dead

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ALEX CHADWICK, host:

From NPR West, this is DAY TO DAY. I'm Alex Chadwick.

Coming up, we'll go to Mississippi, where now more than 100 people are thought to have died in Hurricane Katrina.

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