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  • Ray Nagin
    Ray Nagin found guilty on 20 felony counts
    A Federal jury today found former Mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin guilty of 20 counts of felony corruption charges. He had been charged with 21 counts but he was acquitted of one bribery charge.The indictment stated, in part:NAGIN, knowingly...
  • Tropical Storm Karen
    Gulf Coast hurricane preparedness from Congressman Steven Palazzo
    As developments continue to update with Tropical Storm Karen in the Gulf of Mexico, Congressman Palazzo reminds Mississippi residents to take precautions.Palazzo has listed resources available in the event they become necessary.One of the ways...
  • Hurricane Katrina is the cause of a rare amoeba
    Brain eating amoeba caused by Katrina kills child
    Hurricane Katrina doesn’t seem to want to go away. The latest affliction that comes from the massive storm is a rare brain-eating amoeba.A 4-year-old boy who was visiting a home Louisiana is the first victim to have the amoeba in his body....
  • Poola
    How rescue really works: the story of Poola and Katrina
    New Orleans, LA: Over the past few months, I've been blessed to meet some of the most generous animal loving souls in all my years in rescue work.During the fight to see justice done over Charlie in San Francisco, I've become friends with...
  • This NOAA GOES-13 satellite image taken on October 29, 2012 shows the storm as it is centered off of Maryland and Virginia.
    WMO retires Sandy after its extreme impacts to U.S., Caribbeans in October 2012
    On Thursday, the hurricane committee of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) retired Sandy from the official list of Atlantic Basin tropical cyclone names due to its devastating impacts it caused from Jamaica and Cuba to the Mid-Atlantic...
  • HUD inspector general David Montoya
    $700 million in Katrina relief money vanishes down black hole
    This is why the nation can’t have nice things. A reportreleased on Tuesday by theDepartment of Housing and Urban Developmentreveals that more than 24,000 homeowners who received grants of up to $30,000 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina either...
  • Former FEMA Director Michael Brown
    Ex-FEMA director draws criticism for Superdome tweet
    Former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director Michael Brown drew criticism today for a controversial tweet sent during Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans.After the power went out in the third quarter,Brown tweeted:Someone just told me there was...
  • Ray Nagin speaking at Usher's New Look Foundation in Atlanta, Georgia
    Ray Nagin ordered to appear in court
    Former New Orleans Ray Nagin met with federal prosecutors last week during investigation of bribery charges, Fox 8 has reported.Businessmen within the city have already pleaded guilty to bribery charges, with Nagin being the allegedrecipient....
  • Obama at FEMA headquarters
    Sandy hurricane relief: Obama's FEMA has 'far to go'
    A Friday, November 23, report by Alaine Griffin of The Hartford Courant, quotes Greenwich's emergency management director and consultant, formerly the Town Fire Chief, Dan Warzoha as saying, "This is our fourth federally declared disaster...
  • Post-election prepping
    Post-election prepping
    Now that the election is finally over, the rumors are flying that life as we know it is also over. One of the more interesting reports comes out of New York, where FEMA is reportedly spending $200 to $300 million (yes, MILLION) per day for &ldquo...
  • Ron Paul: Price controls in NYC after Sandy helped create gas shortages
    Ron Paul: Price controls in NYC after Sandy helped create gas shortages
    By now, most of America has seen the pictures, and heard the stories in New York City of long lines, and long waits at gasoline stations. However, many people did not fully digest the economics of Mayor Bloomberg's insistence on price controls...
  • FEMA response to Sandy
    FEMA response to Sandy much-improved
    FEMA Administrator W. Craig Fugate told reporters there were more than 1,500 people in the field in response to Sandy, with many more poised and ready to go as more areas opened up in the next few days.It was pointed out that many agency people...
  • Chris Christie
    NJ Gov. Christie puts politics aside, applauds Obama for storm response
    The outspoken governor of New Jersey has never been shy about undermining President Obama for “leading from behind” and numerous other negative GOP-coined connotations.During the Republican Governor’s Conference in Orlando this...
  • Wall Street
    Hurricane Sandy forces closure of financial markets
    Investors looking for financial market information and wanting to make investment transactions will have to wait a day and possibly two.Hurricane Sandy, the massive storm inching closer and closer to the East coast, has forced the closure of the...
  • Visible satellite image of Hurricane Isaac
    Isaac upgraded to hurricane status; expected to make landfall this evening
    Tropical Storm Isaac has just been upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 75 mph and wind gust up to 90 mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. This makes Isaac the 4th hurricane of the 2012Atlantic hurricane season,behind Chris...