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2006-08-29 12:02:06

By Russell McCulley and Matt Daily NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Bells tolled through the streets of New Orleans at 9:38 a.m. (1438 GMT) on Tuesday, marking the minute a year ago that the first torrent of water from Hurricane Katrina burst through a failing levee system and began inundating the city. President George W. Bush was on hand for a memorial service and to meet with residents on the anniversary and the city planned to mark the day in its own unique way. A crowd of about 50...

2006-08-26 15:52:26

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana's governor on Saturday said the state could not rest easy as Tropical Storm Ernesto churned through the Caribbean with the potential to strengthen and land in New Orleans around the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. "Our entire coast is on alert," Gov. Kathleen Blanco told a news conference during which she praised the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a year's worth of hard work fixing broken levees but acknowledged the...

2006-07-27 10:02:07

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Flood defenses meant to protect New Orleans from hurricanes could lock rain in the city and put some areas 5 feet under water during a tropical storm, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday. The Corps is responsible for rebuilding the city's shield against storms after Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans last August, killing 1,336 on the Gulf Coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. The Army released maps on...

2006-06-29 17:42:45

By Peter Henderson NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - As New Orleans rebuilds tens of thousands of homes damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the U.S. federal disaster agency has recommended rebuilding at levels below last year's floods, reigniting a debate about how the levee-ringed city can be rebuilt safely. At stake is the resilience of the new New Orleans and billions of dollars in government aid, insurance payments and private investments. If buildings are rebuilt too low, most of the money...

2006-05-29 15:08:08

By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Yvonne Wise recalled many customers of her clothes alteration business as she marched past smashed homes and rusting, overturned cars of New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward to the joyous sounds of a brass band. Moments before, in New Orleans jazz funeral tradition, the Treme Brass Band's renditions were somber as Wise and dozens of others stood where a levee gave way nine months earlier to the day, sending a torrent through the streets of the Lower...

2006-01-11 15:11:59

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet shipping channel, which has been blamed for helping to inundate New Orleans, would be closed under a rebuilding plan introduced by city officials on Wednesday. The commercial shipping channel, known locally from its initials as "Mr. Go," stretches for 76 miles along the city's eastern edge. It is little used for shipping and many in New Orleans say it contributes to the erosion of wetlands on the eastern...

2005-09-24 10:11:59

By Andy Sullivan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Surging waters from Hurricane Rita poured into the streets of New Orleans on Saturday and bands of rain posed an additional threat to the devastated, but largely empty, city. Officials expected few deaths in the neighborhoods that flooded on Friday because they had been largely deserted before storm waters topped levees along the Industrial Canal in at least four places. The Army Corps of Engineers said it planned to use a helicopter to drop...

2005-09-24 10:34:05

By Andy Sullivan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Surging waters from Hurricane Rita poured into the streets of New Orleans on Saturday and bands of rain posed an additional threat to the devastated, but largely empty, city. Officials expected few deaths in the neighborhoods that flooded on Friday because they had been largely deserted before storm waters topped levees along the Industrial Canal in at least four places. The Army Corps of Engineers said it planned to use a helicopter to drop...

2005-09-23 11:34:16

By Andy Sullivan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The outer edge of Hurricane Rita pushed fast-rising water over a freshly patched levee in New Orleans on Friday and flooded a section of the already devastated city. Waters from the industrial canal, where the levee breached during Hurricane Katrina three weeks ago and flooded the city, was submerging houses in the particularly hard-hit Ninth Ward section. The area had been nearly dried out in recent days. Residents have not been permitted...

2005-09-23 11:15:07

By Andy Sullivan NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The outer edge of Hurricane Rita pushed fast-rising water over a freshly patched levee in New Orleans on Friday and flooded a section of the already devastated city. Waters from the industrial canal, where the levee breached during Hurricane Katrina three weeks ago and flooded the city, was submerging houses in the particularly hard-hit Ninth Ward section. The area had been nearly dried out in recent days. Residents have not been permitted...


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