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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Flood could trigger PTSD for victims on 11th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 8/29/2016 6:11:00 AM.

Today is the 11 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and some who lost their homes in Katrina are once again dealing with another flood. Trauma psychologist with LSU Health New Orleans Dr. Jennifer Hughes worked at shelter in Baton Rouge earlier this month and spoke with several people, who moved to Baton Rouge and Lafayette after Katrina and they are once again re-living another disaster.

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Group working on renovating flooded home to be a Hurricane Katrina memorial
Posted on 8/9/2016 4:41:00 AM. is planning on turning a New Orleans home that was flooded during Hurricane Katrina, into a memorial. Website founder Sandy Rosenthal says when people get off the airplane at the Louis Armstrong Airport, they want to better understand what went on 11 years ago. She says the plan is to make the home look like it did right after the hurricane hit.
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Tulane receives grant to study lasting impact of Hurricane Katrina
Posted on 11/3/2015 12:05:00 PM.
Tulane has been awarded a $6.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the long term impact of Hurricane Katrina.  Mark VanLandingham, Thomas C. Keller professor of global community health and behavioral sciences at Tulane, says they are excited about receiving this funding.
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Today marks the 50th anniversary of Hurricane Betsy landfall
Posted on 9/9/2015 1:10:00 AM.

Today is the 50th anniversary of the devastating Hurricane Betsy made landfall in Louisiana. State Climatologist Barry Keim says Betsy was the signature storm of New Orleans and a turning point for the city up until Hurricane Katrina. He says the hurricane made landfall at night and created major flooding across the region.

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