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Hurricane Preparedness

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  • Haiti earthquake: Push to send FEMA trailers to Haiti stirs backlash

     
    The trailer industry and lawmakers are pressing the government to send Haiti thousands of potentially formaldehyde-laced trailers left over from Hurricane Katrina — an idea denounced by some as a crass and self-serving attempt to dump inferior...
  • U.S. Department of State briefing on the situation in Haiti (text)

     
    U.S. Department of State briefing on Haiti...
  • Obama New Orleans town hall: Boos for Bobby Jindal

     
    Full text of president's remarks and his Q&A with local citizens....
  • Neil Strauss is ready for any emergency

    Neil Strauss is ready for any emergency
    Neil Strauss hardly seems like a guy who'd kill a goat and gut it with his own hands. A slim intellectual in silver jewelry and designer jeans, he doesn't appear to be the kind of person who would stash food in a forest or plot an escape from his Laurel...
  • The stage is reset in New Orleans

    The stage is reset in New Orleans
    New Orleans, hammered by Hurricane Katrina 3 1/2 years ago and still lurching toward a full recovery, received a helping hand -- and voice -- Saturday. Superstar tenor Plácido Domingo culminated a 10-day grand reopening of the city-owned Mahalia...
  • Letters to the editor

    Put politics above name-calling Re "Willow, weep for us," Opinion, Sept. 14 I have ambivalent support for Joe Queenan's decrying of the breakdown of cultural standards. I too lament the acceptability and even celebration of people attending a...
  • Hurricane Ike batters Cuba for a second day

    MIAMI -- Hurricane Ike tore into western Cuba today, dumping up to 20 inches of rain on already ravaged tobacco and sugar cane crops after its destructive romp across the length of the island that left four dead and forced the evacuation of 1.3 million....
  • Hurricane Ike shreds central Cuba, heads for Havana

    Hurricane Ike shreds central Cuba, heads for Havana
    Hurricane Ike ripped through central Cuba on Monday, toppling colonial landmarks and forcing the evacuation of nearly 1 million people -- with more likely to be displaced as the powerful storm plowed toward populous Havana. Revolutionary leader Fidel...
  • New Orleans levees hold against Hurricane Gustav

    New Orleans levees hold against Hurricane Gustav
    Hurricane Gustav scoured rural southern Louisiana on Monday with blistering winds and dangerous storm surges, but New Orleans evaded its latest encounter with natural disaster, emerging with a strained levee system that mostly held despite a day of...
  • Travel industry gears up for Gustav

    As Tropical Storm Gustav approaches, the Gulf Coast's tourism industry is gearing up for the key holiday weekend while keeping a wary eye on the storm. Hotels are setting aside rooms for emergency personnel, and Amtrak and Greyhound are altering service....
  • Tropical Storm Fay triggers more flooding in Florida

    Torrential rains from a slow-moving Tropical Storm Fay triggered a new round of flooding today, submerging roads and forcing dozens of people to flee the rising water in their homes. With Fay hugging Florida's northeast Atlantic coast, repeatedly lashing...