Saturday, August 05, 2006


If you only read one article on this blog...

...make it this one. If you don't want to register, go to and borrow one.

Drug Problems Escalate After Hurricane Katrina - New York Times

Friday, August 04, 2006


Hospital deaths to wait

Maybe because he's busy convening a grand jury about the Gretna police?

Probe of Katrina Deaths to Wait a Month


This is truly embarassing

It was a shame before Katrina that we didn't have a master city plan in place. Now, practically a year after Katrina, it's an embarassingly shameful failure.

Remapping New Orleans key to city's full recovery - MarketWatch


I'm glad that they're looking into this

But shouldn't Eddie Jordan have other things to do right now, like prosecute the thousands of potential defendants that have been backlogged since the storm?

Inquiry Begins Into Police Refusal to Let Katrina Evacuees Enter Town - Los Angeles Times

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Does this story really need an intro? NewsFlash - Skeletal remains found in New Orleans home flooded by Katrina


Interesting stats on recovery

In a strange way, I'm kinda proud to be in the October numbers.
From a pre-Katrina population of over 450,000, Orleans dropped to just 92,660 by October 2005, but recovered to 173,720 by January 2006 and 214,486 by July 2006, which, despite a significant gain, is still less than half the pre-Katrina total.

Claritas Announces Update of Hurricane Katrina-Adjusted Population Estimates

Sunday, July 30, 2006


Another negative report on Katrina response

Just this time, from the United Nations. Yet another black mark in this administration's foreign policy.

U.N. Panel Takes U.S. to Task Over Katrina


Babies everywhere

You read about this after every major natural disaster, that 9 months later there is a boom in the birth of babies. Sure, some of it has to do with a lack of cable and electricity, but I think there is something to the theory that something kicks in to try to preserve the species when the population is stressed.

ABC News: Katrina Babies Crowd New Orleans Hospitals



Applications still pending with the SBA for small business assistance. No wonder things are still going incredibly slow with business recovery. Katrina-Hit Businesses Slow to Get Aid

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