Hurricane Ike


Helping Children After Disaster Strikes ~Anna Varela

During what I euphemistically refer to as “The Troubles”, 8-29-05 when the federal levees failed after Hurricane Katrina and totally devastated New Orleans, the thing that creeped me out the most then and stays with me to this day is seeing children trying to come to grips with that horrible catastrophe as their parents flayed…


La. ranks 2nd for homes at risk from hurricane storm surge ~The Advocate

Louisiana trails only Florida in the number of homes at risk for damage from hurricane-driven storm surge, according to CoreLogic, a global data analysis services firm. In Louisiana, 738,165 single-family homes valued at $161.1 billion are at risk for “storm-surge inundation.” That’s the third-highest amount of potential home damage. In Florida, 2.5 million homes valued…


Reasons for Optimism for New Orleans’ Future ~Dr. Ezra Boyd, DisasterMap.net

Declarations of the death of an American city have given way to new reasons to be optimistic about New Orleans’ future.  Anyone who has visited the city recently will tell you that the metro area is well into a robust period of re-population and recovery. The numbers support this view. New Orleans itself has regained…