Red Cross Volunteers Reflect On Lessons Learned From Hurricane KatrinaMore than 500 evacuees from New Orleans landed in Sacramento after Hurricane Katrina.
After 7 Years, Natomas Construction Ready To ResumeConstruction crews readied themselves on Monday to get started as soon as the moratorium officially ended on Tuesday. Homes in partially build subdivisions could be finished by later this summer.
Natomas Ready To Start Building As Feds Expected To End 7-Year MoratoriumConcerns over flooding in the wake of Hurricane Katrina were felt thousands of miles away in Natomas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency raised standards for levees after the 2005 hurricane. This put previously OK levees classified as substandard, which halted construction in Natomas in 2008.
Red Cross Teaches Emergency Preparedness To Kids Through PillowcasesThe idea of decorating a pillowcase started during Hurricane Katrina when Red Cross volunteers saw people carrying their pillowcases filled with items they escaped with.
Flood Insurance Reform Could Leave Landowners Underwater With Staggering Rate HikesRight now, Silva pays out $6,000 a year to insure a shed. Rough estimates have that amount jumping by 25 percent each year. That means $14,500 next year, $23,000 in 2015, $31,500 in 2016 and a whopping $40,000 in 2017.
Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective AdministrationThe 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly RacistWhile there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To PartyAs Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to "choose life" while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.