Federal investment needs to support and trust bottom-up contributions from other entities if we are to protect ourselves from far worse hurricane seasons yet to come.
The story of Hurricane Katrina is not one of effective disaster planning or equitable recovery. However, it is a story of how our community took on the challenges of racism and failed governance—and fought for our right to heal.
Aside from winds, the storm surge of Laura could surpass any storm that has made landfall in Louisiana history—and that's a lot.
The winds are mighty at 150 mph, but the storm surge from Laura will be so great that it will approach nearly 40 miles inland, which could shut down Interstate-10.
Since 1924, there have been 35 documented hurricanes in the North Atlantic to have reached Category 5 sustained wind speeds. Hurricane Laura could become the sixth storm to actually make landfall in the U.S. as a Category 5.
It only takes two feet of fast-moving water to sweep away vehicles and storm surges of up to 20 feet are forecast for parts of Louisiana.
Hurricane Laura is set to hit Louisiana just days before the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated New Orleans.
Washington, always one step behind reality, couldn't hear what its own commander on the ground was saying: We don't need to federalize the National Guard.
"Every year that goes by seems to bring a new round of record-breaking weather events, many with devastating consequences," researcher Douglas Le Comte said.
A judge has ruled that Brad Pitt can be held personally liable in a suit against his Make It Right Foundation for 109 solar-powered homes built in New Orleans' Ninth Ward that are rotting away under residents' feet.
Rafael Shimunov, the creator of the video, chatted with Newsweek on why he published these videos, and why they're important.
City officials said 750 tons of debris were removed from Mid-City canals, including two cars reported missing as Hurricane Katrina barreled down on the Gulf Coast in 2005.
The latest numbers on fatalities in Puerto Rico during Hurricane Maria and its aftermath place the storm as one of the deadliest to hit the U.S. and its territories.
Barbara Bush was praised for her remarks about literacy but made controversial comments about Katrina and did not hide her dislike of Donald Trump.
Trump plans a visit to Puerto Rico nearly two weeks after Hurricane Maria. Former President George W. Bush waited two days to survey damage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Floodwater is easily contaminated with sewage, oil and chemicals after hurricanes.
A spokesperson for the National Security Council says the U.S. government is coordinating closely with Mexican authorities, adding, "We will continue to monitor the situation and take all appropriate steps." But no specifics were provided on what those steps may be.
Some are accusing the president of making his visit to Texas about himself instead of those affected by the hurricane.
Among other consequences, women are more likely to become victims of domestic or sexual violence following a natural disaster.
The politics of disasters and how they've helped and hurt the Clintons and Bushes.
New Orleanians can recycle their trees by placing them on the curb January 7-9.
Images of horror, hope and humanity brought home the scope of the storm's devastation.
Under Landrieu, the city is almost back to its pre-Katrina population with booming industry.