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Stories with subject: Hurricane Katrina
  • New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-30-15 6:22 am

    NEW ORLEANS - The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.

  • The Latest: Clinton: Celebrate progress but continue work story has photos
    Updated: Aug-29-15 8:43 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

  • George W. Bush visits disaster zone, 10 years after Katrina story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:18 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Former President George W. Bush enjoyed sympathetic audiences in New Orleans and Mississippi on Friday as he returned to the region where Hurricane Katrina sank his popularity 10 years ago.

  • Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:50 pm

    HOUSTON - Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington's modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids' shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.

  • The Latest: Former President Bush arrives in Mississippi story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-28-15 2:14 pm

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - The latest on former President George W. Bush's trip to New Orleans and Gulfport, Mississippi, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):

  • Bridgewater celebrates New Orleans on Katrina anniversary 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 11:31 am

    Dee Dee Bridgewater, "Dee Dee's Feathers" (OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records)

  • Beyond gumbo: New Orleans restaurants rebound post-Katrina 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 9:11 am

    NEW ORLEANS - Talk to folks on the street about the "holy trinity" and you're as likely to get a lesson on onions, celery and peppers as you are Catholicism. That's New Orleans, a city where eating has long been a serious business.

  • Associated Press photographers reflect on Katrina coverage 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:05 am

    NEW ORLEANS - With Hurricane Katrina headed for the Gulf Coast in late August 2005, The Associated Press deployed dozens of staffers to support its New Orleans and Mississippi bureaus.

  • Judge: Government should pay $3 billion to repair wetlands 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:46 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge ruled Thursday that the federal government should foot the bill - tagged at about $3 billion - for fixing damage done to wetlands just outside New Orleans by a shipping channel the Army Corps of Engineers dug in the 1960s.

  • Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:01 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Longtime Saints recall the team's role in Katrina recovery 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:03 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.

  • FEMA's Fugate tours school safe room while in Mississippi 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:12 am

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says the agency's greatest lessons since Hurricane Katrina have been in how to prepare and respond to the most severe emergencies.

  • Jindal to Obama: No climate change talk for Katrina visit 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 6:20 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging President Barack Obama to skip talking about climate change when he visits New Orleans on Thursday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • A look at some Mississippi figures from Hurricane Katrina story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:37 am

    - HALEY BARBOUR: The Mississippi governor was re-elected in 2007 and forced to focus on budget shortfalls during his second term. He was criticized as he left office for granting pardons, clemency or early release to about 200 convicted criminals. Barbour presided over a shift to Republican control of both houses of the Legislature, completed in the 2011 elections when the GOP took over the state House. The former chairman of the Republican National Committee has resumed work as a lobbyist, written a memoir about Katrina called "America's Great Storm" and promoted his Katrina legacy in recent months. "Our recovery from Katrina is also the story of strong, resilient, self-reliant people who were knocked flat but then got back on their feet, hitched up their britches, and went to work helping themselves and helping their neighbors," Barbour wrote.

  • Correction: Katrina-The Water City story 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:07 am

    NEW ORLEANS - In a story Aug. 25 about a new urban water plan for the city of New Orleans, The Associated Press misspelled the name of a chief architect of the plan. He is David Waggonner, not Waggoner.

  • On Mississippi's shore, what Katrina erased not yet replaced story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:16 am

    LONG BEACH, Mississippi - Between Mississippi's seashore and the railroad tracks a little ways inland, where Hurricane Katrina all but erased a neighborhood 10 years ago, Efrem Garza and a handful of other homeowners are still resettling a frontier.

  • Katrina marker commemorates flooding of Lower 9th Ward 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:52 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The catastrophic flooding of New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward now has a commemorative marker at the site where a floodwall protecting the neighborhood collapsed, unleashing a wall of water 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina.

  • Katrina marker commemorates flooding of Lower 9th Ward 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 4:11 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - The catastrophic flooding of the Lower 9th Ward now has a commemorative marker at the site where a floodwall protecting the neighborhood collapsed, unleashing a wall of water 10 years ago during Hurricane Katrina.

  • A decade later, Ala seafood town rebounding from Katrina 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 9:05 am

    BAYOU LA BATRE, Alabama - Hurricane Katrina only sideswiped Alabama as it devastated coastal Mississippi and New Orleans a decade ago, but Belinda Clark's family is still recovering in the town that calls itself the state's seafood capital.

  • A decade later, Ala seafood town rebounding from Katrina story has photos
    Updated: Aug-23-15 11:02 am

    BAYOU LA BATRE, Alabama - Hurricane Katrina only sideswiped Alabama as it devastated coastal Mississippi and New Orleans a decade ago, but Belinda Clark's family is still recovering in the town that calls itself the state's seafood capital.

  • The National Guard and Katrina: Exhibit to open 
    Updated: Aug-22-15 2:50 pm

    JACKSON BARRACKS, Louisiana - The Louisiana National Guard is highlighting the military's contributions during the catastrophic days of Hurricane Katrina with an exhibit that contains a search-and-rescue UH-1 helicopter, soldiers' personal artifacts and a tattered U.S. flag that made it through the storm on a flagpole in front of City Hall in New Orleans.

  • Unique properties lost to Katrina receiving markers in Miss. 
    Updated: Aug-21-15 10:44 am

    GULFPORT, Mississippi - Twenty-nine Mississippi properties lost to Hurricane Katrina are being immortalized with cast aluminum markers.

  • Former presidents G.W. Bush, Clinton to mark Katrina 10th 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 4:37 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit New Orleans next week for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Their visits follow that of President Barack Obama, who is coming to the city Thursday.

  • Former presidents G.W. Bush, Clinton to mark Katrina 10th 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:28 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu says former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton will visit New Orleans next week for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Their visits follow that of President Barak Obama, who's coming to the city Thursday.

  • Woman's death still haunts New Orleans neighborhood story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-19-15 8:25 pm

    NEW ORLEANS - Amid the chaos after Hurricane Katrina swamped New Orleans, Vera Smith's body decayed for four days on a sidewalk until her horrified neighbors covered her with dirt, a makeshift plastic shroud and a bleak epitaph: "Here lies Vera. God help us."