Stories tagged: Hurricane Katrina
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:58 a.m.
Supreme Court upholds Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm
A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005’s Hurricane Katrina.
Wed., May 4, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Katrina flood case gets class-action status
A federal judge who ruled last year that the federal government is responsible for some of the flooding that hit the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina has granted class-action …
Sun., May 5, 2013
Fats’ Domino’s grand piano restored
NEW ORLEANS — A white Steinway grand piano salvaged from musician Fats Domino’s home after Hurricane Katrina has had its classic looks restored and will be the centerpiece of an …
Wed., Dec. 19, 2012, 2:41 p.m.
Amid Newtown tragedy, scam artists creep in
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The family of Noah Pozner was mourning the 6-year-old, killed in the Newtown school massacre, when outrage compounded their sorrow. Someone they didn’t know was soliciting …
Tue., Nov. 27, 2012, 12:04 a.m.
Cuomo likens Katrina, Sandy as damage total soars
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared Superstorm Sandy in some ways worse than 2005’s Hurricane Katrina as he said his state would need $42 billion to …
Fri., Nov. 9, 2012, 10:45 a.m.
Sandy likely biggest US relief effort since 2005
WASHINGTON (AP) — Widespread destruction from Superstorm Sandy will likely make this the largest U.S. relief effort for the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and other groups since Hurricane Katrina’s …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012, 2:35 p.m.
Claims about flood-damaged cars aren’t true
DETROIT (AP) — In the days since Superstorm Sandy, an alarming prediction has flashed across the Internet: Hundreds of thousands of flood-damaged vehicles will inundate the nation’s used-car market, and …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012, 1:47 p.m.
Sandy and storm surge pose ‘worst case scenario’
KENSINGTON, Md. (AP) — The projected storm surge from Hurricane Sandy is a “worst case scenario” with devastating waves and tides predicted for the highly populated New York City metro …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 6:37 a.m.
Isaac nearly a hurricane, packs coast flood threat
CHAUVIN, La. — Isaac was on the verge of ballooning into a hurricane today that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its …
Fri., Aug. 5, 2011, 10:23 a.m.
Jury convicts 5 officers in post-Katrina shootings
A federal jury today convicted five current or former police officers in the deadly shootings on a New Orleans bridge after Hurricane Katrina.
Mon., Aug. 30, 2010
Obama vows U.S. will ‘stand with’ Gulf area
NEW ORLEANS – President Barack Obama marked the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Sunday with a solidarity visit to this city still recovering from the devastating storm, pledging to …
Sun., Aug. 29, 2010
Casket for Katrina elicits applause from mourners
CHALMETTE, La. – Hundreds of mourners dropped notes, cards and letters – many of them stained with tears – into a steel-gray casket on Saturday in a symbolic burial of …
Wed., Oct. 7, 2009
Home is built to ride New Orleans’ floods
NEW ORLEANS – A house capable of floating atop rising floodwaters made its debut Tuesday in New Orleans alongside more than a dozen other homes built through actor Brad Pitt’s …
Tue., Dec. 30, 2008
Katrina was ‘tipping point’ for Bush, ex-aide says
WASHINGTON – Hurricane Katrina not only pulverized the Gulf Coast in 2005, it knocked the bully pulpit out from under President George W. Bush, according to two former advisers who …