Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
Bruce Springsteen has a new album coming out and his new song hints at New Orleans and Katrina again. A clear change in tone appeared to happen in Springsteen following what he saw in New Orleans and it was certainly understandable. It was the first time that government appeared to not care what happened to its own citizens.
Sort by: Most Recent » Category: All Ratings » When: All Dates Tagged as “hurricanekatrina” » The Changing Landscape of the Lower Ninth Ward The New York Times Before Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans’s Lower 9th Ward was home to an estimated 18,000 people. But five years later, only about a quarter of that number live in the hard-hit neighborhood.
While New Orleans has not fully recovered from the effects of Hurricane Katrina, a local research group, GCR & Associates, estimates that up to 80 percent of the city’s population before the storm has returned. The group analyzed utility, sanitation, mail and voter activity statistics to track the number of people resettling in the city. Click below or on the map to get more details on resettlement patterns in New Orleans or one of four key neighborhoods. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Updated: Sept. 25, 2012 Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast with devastating force at daybreak on Aug. 29, 2005, pummeling a region that included the fabled city of New Orleans and heaping damage on neighboring Mississippi. In all, more than 1,700 people were killed and hundreds of thousands of others displaced . Packing 145-mile-an-hour winds as it made landfall, the category 3 storm left more than a million people in three states without power and submerged highways even hundreds of miles from its center.
Revoir le reportage (real video - 6mn17) Ce début de juin marque le début de la saison des cyclones aux Etats Unis... et on pense forcément à la Nouvelle Orléans : 10 mois après le passage de Katrina, la ville est en train de se reconstruire, mais change de visage. Avant la catastrophe, ce berceau du jazz ne comptait que 30 % de blanc, aujourd'hui ils sont majoritaire représentant 70 % de la population.
In The Old Man and the Storm , FRONTLINE correspondent and filmmaker June Cross journeys with the Gettridge family of New Orleans for 18 months as they endure devastation, political turmoil and a painstakingly slow bureaucratic process to rebuild their homes and their lives. Cross meets 82-year-old Herbert Gettridge during the 2006 Mardi Gras celebration. He is skipping the festivities, choosing instead to clear debris from his front lawn. Not one of his neighbors for blocks has returned, and he is without electricity, gas or water. A master plasterer and experienced builder, Gettridge is working to get the house in good enough shape for his wife, Lydia, who is staying with their daughter in Wisconsin, to return. "It took me too long, and I worked too hard to build what I had here to just pick up and leave like that," Gettridge tells Cross.
Meteor Strike A meteor burst into a fireball over Siberia. Can we spot the next deadly asteroid in time? 52:53 Air Date 03/27/13 Mind of a Rampage Killer
This is the first post of a multi-part series of online profiles of real New Orleanians from which some of the characters in HBO’s “Treme” were drawn. Others to come include Kermit Ruffins, Donald Harrison Jr., Davis Rogan and Susan Spicer. Here is an interview in which co-creator David Simon discusses his process in building the “Treme” characters from some of these real people. All of the posts will eventually be combined into a longer piece for the Times-Picayune, so consider them a work in progress. Set in post-Katrina New Orleans, “Treme” debuts at 9 p.m.
Treme ( pron.: / t r ə ˈ m eɪ / trə- MAY ) is an American television drama series created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer that premiered on April 11, 2010 on HBO . It takes its name from Tremé , a neighborhood of New Orleans . [ 1 ] The series begins three months after Hurricane Katrina as the residents of New Orleans , including musicians, chefs, Mardi Gras Indians , and other New Orleanians try to rebuild their lives, their homes and their unique culture in the aftermath of the 2005 hurricane. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] The series completed its third season on November 25, 2012, and has been renewed for a shortened fourth and final season. [ 4 ]
Blue Velvet is an online digital history project about the city of New Orleans both before and after Hurricane Katrina . The project was published in the fifth issue of Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular , entitled "Difference." The full title of the project is "Blue Velvet: Redressing New Orleans in Katrina's Wake." [ edit ] Creation and design Blue Velvet was created through the collaboration of David Theo Goldberg , Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute ( UCHRI ), and a graduate research assistant, Stefka Hristova. These two were assisted in the implementation of the site by the digital artist and designer Erik Loyer , currently creative director of the journal.
As the center of Hurricane Katrina passed southeast of New Orleans on August 29, 2005, winds downtown were in the Category 3 range with frequent intense gusts and tidal surge. Hurricane-force winds were experienced throughout the city, although the most severe portion of Katrina missed the city, hitting nearby St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. Hurricane Katrina made its final landfall in eastern St. Tammany Parish.
The Katrina Screenplay is Finished! (Contact 504-587-9818 or Screenwriter @ Me.com) My Katrina screenplay and book are creative non-fiction based on real-life events captured by myself on 200 hours of video, 30,000 photographs, and over 100 interviews, most recorded as it was happening those first days and months of the storm. The book is nearing completion, and the screenplay is finished. The works have the - often exclusive - major cooperation of local first responders and residents from all aspects and areas of the storm. I've spent 4 years on it, and it will be the only screenplay telling the true stories of the storm from all angles.
NEW ORLEANS — More than six years after Hurricane Katrina's rampage, authorities have taken only halting steps toward identifying weaknesses in a nationwide patchwork of levees intended to protect millions of Americans' lives and property during potentially catastrophic floods.