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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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