Louisiana


Severe Weather, March 2016: Rapid Event Summary

Flash flooding across most of Louisiana along with parts of Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. I-10 at Louisiana-Texas state line reopens after 60 hour closure.   6 fatalities reported and 2 people missing  Over 5,000 people rescued from flood waters including swift water rescues Estimated 18,000 homes suffer some degree of flood damage, consisting of 11,000 in Louisiana,…


Why did so many people die in the Lower Ninth Ward?

My last blog addressed a question that I’ve gotten the most over the last decade: how many people died because of Hurricane Katrina impacts in Louisiana? This blog post deals with the next most common question that I get: Why did so many people die in the Lower Ninth Ward? Typically, the person asking, whether…


Louisiana’s Moon Shot ~ @TheLensNOLA @ProPublica

The state hopes to save its rapidly disappearing coastline with a 50-year, $50 billion plan based on science that’s never been tested and money it doesn’t have. What could go wrong? By Bob Marshall, Al Shaw and Theodoric Meyer As Brig. Gen Duke DeLuca wrapped up his 32-year career with the U.S. Army Corps of…