Hurricane Katrina: Graphic - What Went Wrong The Washington Post produced a timeline tracking Hurricane Katrina's path and listing the federal, state and local responses to the storm before and after it hit the Gulf Coast (updated thru 10/05)
Katrina's Aftermath -- Accountability This collection showcases Washington Post reporting on the debate over the government's response to the Gulf Coast Hurricanes and pre-storm planning. (updated thru 10/05)
With the start of
the 2007 hurricane season only days away, the new director of the
National Hurricane Center continued his urgent pleas for funding to
bolster the center's prediction capabilities. Director Bill Proenza's
highly publicized pleas for help may rankle some of the bosses at NOAA
(National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration), but the importance
of his message - saving lives - justifies the directness of his appeal. More at SunHerald.com.
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According to the Associated Press, "the piano on which ex-Beatle John Lennon composed his hit song 'Imagine' in 1971 has been brought to New Orleans for a photo session the piano's owner, musician George Michael, hopes will heighten awareness of the plight of the hurricane-stricken city". According to the website, Imagine Piano Peace Project, (see lennonpiano.com), the piano is being photographed at significant locations in the United States and across the world where horrific acts of violence have taken place in order to spread a message of peace". Actually II love this initiative. See this article for more information.
It was projected that Louisiana would enjoy
an economic boom following Hurricane Katrina in response to the huge recovery and rebuilding
effort along the Gulf Coast. Interestingly,this hasn't happened. Find out more, here.
HOUSTON: Nineteen months after Hurricane Katrina sent
evacuees from New Orleans streaming into Houston, more than 5,000 heads
of households among them are still unemployed despite the city's
booming economy, officials say. More here.
Dr. Reverend Richard Young told local news station, WKRG that poisonous chemicals dumped in the Escatawpa River have "killed dozens of his neighbors" in a south Mississippi community. " From the time this storm hit up until now, hundreds of people have
gotten sick," said Young. "Many have already died, and I've buried a
few of them myself." Article, here.
WASHINGTON, May 29 (Reuters) - The United States is better prepared to
deal with a major disaster like Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the
Gulf region in 2005, but still lacks a formal structure for
coordinating a national response, the head of the U.S. Coast Guard said
on Tuesday. Complete article here.
An unsettling thought...The Times-Pic reports, "twenty months after its depleted ranks of soldiers and airmen were
pressed into service for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Louisiana
National Guard still lacks hundreds of military troop trucks that can
forge high water as it faces a new storm season that begins Friday". See the article, here.
Margaret Saizan is a digital media producer, visual arts rep & vision strategist. Her mission is to inspire new vision through transformational media and communications.
Paul A. Greenberg Paul A. Greenberg teaches journalism at Tulane University in New Orleans. He also writes for a number of local, regional and national publications. Greenberg has been chronicling post-Katrina New Orleans since five days after the storm.
Maida Owens Ad director of the Louisiana Folklife Program Owens has curated exhibits & websites, authored & edited books & articles, produced videos, & created educational materials on Louisiana’s many traditional cultures.
Matthew White White has photographed every notable location on the La. coast. His photos and essays capture a landscape touched by and triumphing over catastrophe
Yoshio & Keiko Toyama Japanese Jazz Musicians and Co-founders of The Wonderful World Jazz Foundation which aids musicians in New Orleans.
Rick Portier As a TV photog in Baton Rouge Rick's been telling stories all of his life - Here are some of his!
Carol McClelland, PhD Transition expert focused on helping people get back on their feet after their lives have been turned upside down by natural disasters.
Making Change For Katrina National citizen-driven fundraising campaign to collect spare change to benefit the victims of the Gulf Coast hurricanes. The recipient is Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent housing for people in need.
Emergency Communities a grassroots, on-the-ground relief effort using compassion and creativity to provide for those worst effected by disasters.
Sister City Support Network We are one city assisting one other city in its long term effort to rebuild in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina by: networking within our community, with other towns who embrace Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi as a sister city, and most importantly, with locals who live in Bay Saint Louis.
Levees.org grass roots effort to petition President Bush to build stronger levees. Excellent resource with facts related to Louisiana levees
Coast 2050: Toward a Sustainable Coastal Louisiana The failed levees in New Orleans are just a symptom of this larger problem.While reasons for Louisiana's coastal erosion may be more complex than levees, they are part of the problem that has a solution.
Alternate ROOTS artists, activists, and culturalworkers supporting constructive self-determination by affected communities as they begin the process of healing and rebuilding & assistance for artists & cultural workers affected by the hurricane.