For Urban Treuil, there's no escaping the misery.
The 30-mile stretch between Biloxi and Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, is still dotted with battle wounds from Hurricane Katrina seven years later.
Bill Coleman's business in New Orleans was looted during Hurricane Katrina. Now, Hurricane Isaac threatens to bombard the region with heavy wind and rain on Katrina's anniversary. He may have to close up shop again until the storm passes and, if necessary, power is restored.
A federal judge Wednesday sentenced five former New Orleans police officers to prison terms ranging from six to 65 years for the shootings of unarmed civilians in the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, prosecutors said.
The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, inspired Americans to step up and help their neighbors like never before, donating billions of dollars to families who lost loved ones.
Six years after "Katrina" became shorthand for a botched response to a crisis, authorities at all levels of government are winning praise for their handling of Hurricane Irene.
With minor damage to New York, CNN's Chad Myers explains what prevented the brunt of Irene's strength to hit the city.
As Tropical Storm Irene pelted parts of New England, New York and New Jersey on Sunday morning, CNN.com spoke with retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore. He spearheaded the military response in New Orleans during 2005's Hurricane Katrina. Honore retired from the Army in 2008 after 37 years, sits on the board of the Stevenson Disaster Management Institute, and is an adjunct professor at Emory and Vanderbilt universities. He wrote "Survival: How a Culture of Preparedness Can Save America and You from Disasters."
As a Louisianian who has spent a considerable amount of time on the East Coast, I thought I would take this opportunity to give you some tips on how to deal with your little dust-up on the Atlantic. Be advised, my tips are based completely on personal experience.
As it became clear this week that Hurricane Irene had her eye trained on much of the East Coast, federal officials began setting in motion preparations that have been two years in the making.
On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made landfall along the Gulf coast of the United States.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina struck, Conrad Wyre III is disappointed and disillusioned with the lack of progress made in New Orleans.
CNN's Don Lemon reports on business in New Orleans from Bourbon Street and beyond.
I'm standing in a land of culinary legends with steaming bowls of turtle soup, plates of deliciously seasoned Louisiana blue crabs, Creole cochon de lait, and too many delectable desserts to imagine swirling past on the raised trays of waiters.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans tourism is roaring back, as CNN's Tom Foreman explains.
Much has been made of the more than quarter-million homes lost to Katrina along the Gulf Coast, and with good reason. Ride through almost any neighborhood that was hit and even five years later you can see the skeletons of buildings, or empty lots covered with weeds. But to truly grasp the impact of this storm, you also have to consider who lived in those homes: Working families; the people who make the ports, the fishing business, the oil industry and the tourist attractions work.
A non-profit organization helps families in post-Katrina New Orleans rebuild homes. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
We're cutting across the open water to the steady growl of a Coast Guard boat's twin engines. The heat index is somewhere between 100 and 1,000 degrees. Sure, you could cook an egg on the deck, but in this heat who'd want to?
Calling the federal response to Hurricane Katrina "a shameful breakdown in government," President Barack Obama said Sunday as rebuilding continues, officials are looking ahead to avoid a repeat when future disasters strike.
Five years ago Sunday, the water rushed in, the lights went out and for thousands of Gulf Coast residents nothing was ever the same.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, a pilot tells CNN's Jeanne Meserve what it was like to fly over New Orleans.
CNN iReport showcases past and present images of Hurricane Katrina's destruction from the people who lived in its wake.
Former FEMA director Michael Brown looks back at the way FEMA handled the cleanup after Hurricane Katrina.
As the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches, we look back at sights and sounds from the Gulf Coast in 2005.
U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu will hold a late-morning hearing Thursday about the lessons learned and the progress made in the five years since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and large sections of the Gulf coast.
The federal government will award $1.8 billion to New Orleans schools damaged by Hurricane Katrina, U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, said Wednesday.
Against all odds, some precious items made it through Hurricane Katrina. Watch "New Orleans Rising" Aug. 21 and 22 on CNN.
The ambulance sped toward Baton Rouge, Louisiana, from the New Orleans airport, overrun with refugees from a drowned city. A mother pregnant with twins screamed from labor pains.
With Hurricane Katrina bearing down on the Gulf Coast, Paul and Carolyn Hollister grabbed a few belongings and headed to Florida in their RV. The couple figured they'd be gone for just 48 hours as they left their Waveland, Mississippi, home.
Lt. Gen. Russel Honore helped lead recovery efforts in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Five years ago this month, Katrina hit New Orleans. What it created is a tale of two cities, the haves vs. the have-nots. Enormous progress in the city's Business District overshadows the lingering blight in the 9th Ward and St. Bernard Parish, where folks are still struggling to rebuild and many lots remain empty.
Just five days before the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's devastating assault on the Gulf coast, millions of dollars are heading to public and private projects for Louisianans still trying to recover, two top Obama administration officials said at a news conference Tuesday.
President Bush gives FEMA Director Michael Brown a vote of confidence for the agency's response to Hurricane Katrina.
My first visit to Pontchartrain Park is on a big day in New Orleans East. I'm met by actor Wendell Pierce, the president of Pontchartrain Park's Community Development Corp., for the opening of the first model home.
When Tad Agoglia started to clean up the mess caused by Hurricane Katrina, he couldn't help thinking he was weeks behind schedule.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, CNN Hero Tad Agoglia has returned to the Gulf to help clean up the oil spill.
New Orleans is richer than it was before Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, but largely because many of its poor have not returned since the storm, according to a report released Wednesday.
The Mississippi coast is coming back from Hurricane Katrina one house at a time. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.
The Obama administration says patience is running out on getting an effective response to the Gulf Coast oil leak.
Talk to Jack Fillinich and you'll hear it. It's Sunday morning and he's sitting in front of the single-story house in Golden Meadow, Louisiana, that he's lived in his whole life. He's 69. He's wearing slippers, jeans and no shirt, repairing a shrimp net. And he's repairing a shrimp net on a Sunday morning with no shirt on because that's what he's always done: fix nets, build boats, go fish.
There's a huge sticky mess floating towards the southern United States. It's crude oil but it's politics too.
From the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico to Washington, critics charge that the Obama administration didn't act fast enough after the April 20 oil rig explosion and subsequent spill.
CNN's Jim Acosta analyzes the effectiveness of the government's response to the Gulf Coast oil spill.
CNN's Richard Lui talks to an Alabama resident who remains optimistic about her child's wedding despite the oil spill.
Ben Stone knows quite a bit about disasters.
The fourth former New Orleans police officer pleaded guilty this week in connection with police shootings of civilians on a Louisiana bridge in the days following Hurricane Katrina, authorities said.
A former New Orleans police lieutenant pleaded guilty Wednesday to obstruction of justice in connection with the police shootings of civilians in the days after Hurricane Katrina and court documents unsealed with the plea suggest that other officers will be indicted in the case.
Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was highly praised for his leadership of recovery efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, so he's well-versed in what works and what doesn't in disaster management.
The media have begun to make comparisons between Hurricane Katrina and the earthquake in Haiti. And in some ways, the two events are comparable.
New Orleans architect Mark Ripple only plays the occasional game of poker, but he's willing to put all his chips on the table and risk at least $150,000 on somebody else's dream.
Copenhagen, Denmark, is 5,000 miles away from New Orleans, Louisiana. But representatives of the 192 nations gathering this week at the climate change conference need to keep the memory of a flooded New Orleans in mind.
A ruling against the Army Corps of Engineers could open the door to thousands of Hurricane Katrina-related lawsuits.
Calling the ruling "huge," New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on Thursday reacted to a federal judge finding the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' failure to maintain a shipping channel led to catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Katrina.
The Army Corps of Engineers' failure to properly maintain a shipping channel linking New Orleans, Louisiana, to the Gulf of Mexico led to catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Katrina, a federal court ruled Wednesday.
A federal judge ruled some of the damage during Hurricane Katrina was due to negligence by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Gas prices fell for the first time in nine days after two powerful hurricanes entered the Gulf of Mexico and smashed through the heart of the nation's oil infrastructure, but questions lingered about when production would be restored.
The stress of dealing with Hurricane Katrina's aftermath is taking a toll on marriages. CNN's Sean Callebs reports.
The dunking booth is always the most popular attraction at the Broadmoor Fest, a neighborhood carnival held every year since Hurricane Katrina to celebrate the survival of one of the Crescent City's low-lying, flood-ravaged districts. At recent fairs FEMA officials were favorite targets in the booth; this year, though, everyone was waiting in line to soak a city tax assessor.
Two years after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal areas of Louisiana and Mississippi, residents say much of America has forgotten their plight.
Will New Orleans Recover?
You in?" It's the query posed to anyone who would be in the game, an exhortation rich with resolve and checked guts. It's essentially what New Orleanians with a rebuilder's heart have been asking one another for most of the two years since the greatest natural disaster in U.S. history sent 40 billion gallons of water into their city, rinse-cycled homes and lives, and withdrew to lay bare its work.
Ruthie Frierson's dining room does not look like the birthplace of a populist rebellion. The room is quiet, insulated from any street noise, with treatments in heavy fabric around the windows.
September 2005 In the days after Hurricane Katrina, a flooded New Orleans, and many of its residents, lay sweltering in the heat. Photos taken by Paolo Pellegrin for Fortune in September of 2005 show a city almost entirely uninhabitable, with the few dry areas covered with debris, and most of the city under water.
Parts of New Orleans sank rapidly in the three years leading up to Hurricane Katrina, which might have made the already low-lying city even more vulnerable, a new study found.
With the hurricane season just days away, officials in New Orleans and across Louisiana are revising emergency plans, fortifying the levee system and preparing residents for the worst.
In a city struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, newly re-elected Mayor Ray Nagin urged residents of New Orleans to "start the healing process."
New Orleans officials detailed a new disaster-preparedness plan on Tuesday that depends more on evacuation by bus and train and won't use the Superdome and Convention Center as shelters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which floundered in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, should be abolished and replaced with a new organization, a Senate committee recommended Thursday.
The former federal emergency director who resigned after the heavily criticized response to Hurricane Katrina admitted Friday that he should have been more forthcoming about problems with the government's response to the storm but faulted the performance of his former boss, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, and called for his resignation.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff should be fired for his handling of Hurricane Katrina, former federal emergency management chief Michael Brown said Thursday, accusing Chertoff of lacking disaster management knowledge.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff took responsibility at a Senate hearing Wednesday for his department's inadequate response to Hurricane Katrina, which "unnecessarily prolonged" the suffering of people along the Gulf Coast.
A congressional report to be released this week slams the government's response to Hurricane Katrina, calling it a "failure of leadership" that left people stranded when they were most in need.
The head of a Louisiana state agency given responsibility for coordinating the evacuation of at-risk populations during emergencies has told Senate investigators that no evacuation plans were in place before Hurricane Katrina struck in August.
Federal emergency officials failed to accept offers of possibly life-saving aid from the Department of Interior immediately after Hurricane Katrina, according to documents obtained by CNN.
The White House is dodging questions about Hurricane Katrina response and has instructed other agencies to join it in fending off investigators, Sen. Joseph Lieberman said on Tuesday. The White House denies the allegations.
James Anthony, who fled Hurricane Katrina like tens of thousands others, is facing a wrenching decision: whether to return home and help rebuild a shattered community or make a new home elsewhere, essentially from scratch.
(CNN) -- No deaths from Hurricane Rita have been reported in Louisiana or Texas, but early damage assessments are emerging as emergency officials enter affected areas.
In a matter of hours, Hurricane Katrina caused billions of dollars in property damage. Yet at a time when survivors are in the greatest need, the task of filing a claim for life insurance can be a daunting one.
White and black Americans view Hurricane Katrina's aftermath in starkly different ways, with more blacks viewing race as a factor in problems with the federal response, according to a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday.
In an effort to aid individuals who have become suddenly unemployed due to Hurricane Katrina , the Department of Labor announced the creation of a new job resource on Monday.
President Bush arrived in Louisiana Sunday as the official death toll from Hurricane Katrina climbed past 400 and the search for bodies continued nearly two weeks after the storm hit the Gulf Coast.
Will the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina send the economy into a slowdown or will it lead to higher inflation -- or both?
Weeks before Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans, government officials reportedly were organizing a campaign to warn the city's poor that they would need to find their own way out in the event of an evacuation.
Repair crews have patched the ruptured levee along the 17th Street Canal and have begun pumping water from New Orleans, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Monday.
Defending the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Katrina, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff argued Saturday that government planners did not predict such a disaster ever could occur.
Hurricane storm surges have resulted in limited flooding of the city of New Orleans before. But Hurricane Katrina's winds pushed in a devastating surge of water from the Gulf of Mexico that overwhelmed the city's system of levees built to hold back the surrounding Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain.
President Bush sought Thursday to reassure victims of Hurricane Katrina that the federal government is doing its best to send aid to the thousands of displaced and stranded people.
Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco said Thursday she has requested the mobilization of 40,000 National Guard troops to restore order and assist in relief efforts in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans.
President Bush spoke Wednesday at the White House after meeting with his Cabinet about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This is a transcript of his remarks:
The first of New Orleans' evacuees began arriving in Texas early Thursday as the Gulf Coast began to grasp the magnitude of what President Bush called "one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history."
As New Orleans authorities worked to plug the breaches in the city's levees, and search and rescue teams headed to devastated areas of the Gulf Coast, President Bush promised a national effort on behalf of Hurricane Katrina victims.
For many of the survivors of Hurricane Katrina, little is left but heartbreak and hardship.
New Orleans faced two crises Wednesday that Louisiana's governor called nightmares: stopping rising floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and evacuating survivors of the deadly storm.
Hundreds of thousands of people in Gulf Coast states are without homes or power in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, and aid agencies are warning the situation might not improve for weeks, maybe months.
For many of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, nothing is left.
Hurricane Katrina has inflicted more damage to Mississippi's beach towns than Hurricane Camille did, and its death toll is likely to be higher, the state's governor said Tuesday.
U.S. Gulf Coast residents who braved Hurricane Katrina on Tuesday began to face the storm's impact:
New Orleans resembled a war zone more than a modern American metropolis Tuesday, as Gulf Coast communities struggled to deal with the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Louisiana officials Monday urged the hundreds of thousands of people in the state who fled Hurricane Katrina to stay where they are.
Hurricane Katrina left at least 56 people dead Monday, about 50 of them in one Mississippi county, CNN confirmed, and the toll was expected to climb following one of the most powerful hurricanes to hit the northern Gulf Coast in a half century.
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