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The human rights impact of Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina had a multi state response to aid people in the man-disaster that followed the  natural disaster. Boston, MA: The destruc­tion of Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina caused unprece­dented flooding and wide­spread destruc­tion. But more than just the phys­ical damage and finan­cial loss, there was the human toll. The cat­a­strophic storm forced…
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Urban and coastal planning in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

The dev­as­ta­tion wrought by Hur­ri­cane Kat­rina a decade ago is still being felt today along the Gulf Coast. Thou­sands of lives were lost and entire neigh­bor­hoods were wiped out. Many evac­uees have still not returned home. Among the many lessons learned in the after­math is how to improve infra­struc­ture resilience…
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Media Station cautions staff: ‘Don’t go live’ if unsafe

In the wake of the horrific murders of a Virginia TV reporter and her cameraman that played out on live television, on-air reporters at one Boston station are being told to go straight to police headquarters if they feel like a broadcast may turn violent, according to one veteran Share…
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State Police Enforce Move Over Law For Commercial Vehicles

Massachusetts State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section (CVES) was out in force in Worcester and Bristol Counties enforcing the state’s Move Over law. The CVES stopped 82 commercial vehicles, issued 103 citations, and summonsed four drivers for operating on suspended licenses. These enforcement efforts will continue in counties across the…
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Narrow escape from Hurricane Katrina inspires professor to study post-disaster recovery

Boston MA: Daniel Aldrich and his family narrowly escaped the wrath of the catastrophic storm, which made landfall in New Orleans on Aug. 29, 2005. Since then, Aldrich, now a professor at Northeastern, has dedicated his career to examining community resilience, with a particular focus on the importance of social capital.…
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10 Years After Hurricane Katrina, 1800+ Dead, Many Still Missing, Recovery Continues

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. Share More: 
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