13 years later Louisiana moves on from Katrina
Posted on 8/29/2018 10:38:00 AM.

Today marks the 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall, and official remembrances are notably sparse, with the governor not holding any events, while New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell attended a wreath laying. The 4,748 days since that fateful moment have left an indelible mark on the Pelican State, particularly Southeast Louisiana. 

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Hurricane Katrina: Thirteen Years Later
Posted on 8/29/2018 4:58:00 AM.

Today marks the 13th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which slammed into southeast Louisiana as a Category three storm, killing over 1,000 people along the Gulf Coast and leaving much of New Orleans area under water for days. Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness spokesperson, Mike Steele, says Katrina was a milestone event for emergency planners.

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Fees to customers from repairs for Hurricanes Rita and Katrina to disappear in September
Posted on 8/1/2018 4:37:00 PM.

Entergy has made it official as the utility company tells the Louisiana Public Service Commission that it’s removing the surcharges on customers’ bills that have paid for the repair costs from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Entergy spokesperson Lee Sabatini says customers in Customers in North and Southeast Louisiana will see their bills drop by a few dollars.

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Entergy bills set to be lower after a decade of fees for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Posted on 7/27/2018 12:01:00 PM.

For the last decade, more than one million Entergy customers throughout the state have been paying charges to cover the cost of repairs to damage from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

Public Service Commission member Foster Campbell says he’s got good news for those feeling the pinch on the power bill.
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It Has Been a Busy Hurricane Season
Posted on 10/9/2017 12:55:00 PM.

The formation of Tropical Storm Ophelia in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean makes it 15 named storms during this very active Atlantic hurricane season. State Climatologist Barry Keim says 2005, the year Katrina struck New Orleans, is still the highest recorded year for activity.

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Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Plaqumines Parish 12-years-ago
Posted on 8/29/2017 6:59:00 AM.

Today marks the 12 year anniversary of the landfall of Hurricane Katrina. Over 15-hundred people died in Louisiana from the powerful storm and former Governor Kathleen Blanco says it could’ve been a lot more if they did not evacuate one million people from New Orleans in a short period of time but some people decided not to leave.

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State climatologist compares Katrina, Harvey
Posted on 8/29/2017 3:49:00 AM.

Today marks 12 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana, and Texans are facing a similar situation now with Harvey. State climatologist Barry Keim says both made landfall as a major hurricane, but Katrina reached Category 5 strength in the Gulf and weakened, while Harvey continued to strengthen until landfall. He says that worsened Katrina’s storm surge.

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Blanco: Houston should've developed an evacuation plan
Posted on 8/28/2017 12:15:00 PM.

Thousands of people in Texas are flooded out of their homes because of Harvey. The images are reminiscent of what happened 12 years ago when Hurricane Katrina struck southeast Louisiana. Former Governor Kathleen Blanco says she’s curious to why Houston never developed an evacuation plan like Louisiana had in 2005.

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Tonight's Saints-Falcons game marks the reopening of the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 9/26/2016 3:17:00 AM.

Tonight's Saints-Falcons game marks the 10th anniversary of the Mercedes Benz Superdome reopening after Hurricane Katrina. Former Governor Kathleen Blanco was instrumental in prioritizing the repair of the football stadium.

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What have we learned from Katrina 11 years later?
Posted on 8/29/2016 12:54:00 PM.
On this 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many in south Louisiana recall similar storm recovery images of what can be seen on the roads today in the aftermath of The Great Flood of 2016. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser was the Plaquemines Parish President in 2005. He says we've learned from Katrina that rushing cleanup is not a good idea.
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