October 11, 2005 Just as tens of thousands of people lost everything to Katrina, so, too, some will make a quick fortune off its aftermath. But there are also stirrings of the honest enterprise that will be so necessary to bring New Orleans back to life.
October 1, 2005 In his reporter's notbook, NPR's John Burnett writes about the eccentric collection of characters he's met in the course of covering Hurricane's Katrina's impact on the New Orleans area.
September 30, 2005 The response to Hurricane Rita, on the heels of another Gulf Coast hurricane, leaves questions about how ready the United States is for a major disaster –- natural or man-made.
September 30, 2005 The landfall of two powerful hurricanes on the Gulf Coast within weeks of one another led to one of the largest relocations in U.S. history. For analysis of that and future evacuations, we spoke with Joanne Nigg, who has studied disasters for more than 20 years.
September 23, 2005 Massive reconstruction efforts in the wake of catastrophes aren't without precedent in America. A number of U.S. cities have had to rebuild from the rubble.
September 20, 2005 The Army Corps of Engineers has patched-up the floodwalls in and around New Orleans, but the system remains vulnerable. As Hurricane Rita threatens the region, engineers warn that even a few inches of rain could cause big problems in the city.
September 19, 2005 Reporter Scott Horsley was with two fishermen who saved some four-legged survivors of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana's flooded St. Bernard Parish. He follows up on the happy reunions between two families and their best friends.
September 16, 2005 Four volunteers from Minnesota search for canine survivors of Hurricane Katrina -- careful to leave before nightfall, when roving packs of ravenous dogs rule the streets, sometimes eating smaller dogs who survived the New Orleans flood.
September 12, 2005 NPR producer Anna Vigran spent six days at the New Orleans airport in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The airport served as a hospital for the sick and frail, a jumping off point for rescue teams, and a place of refuge for thousands of hurricane survivors
September 9, 2005 The Army Corps of Engineers estimates that more than half of New Orleans is still flooded, although they are making slow but steady progress in draining water from the city. NPR Science Correspondents David Kestenbaum and David Malakoff, and Reporter Nell Boyce provide an update on efforts to drain the floodwaters.
September 8, 2005 FEMA photographer Michael Rieger followed an disaster medical-assistance team that deployed to New Orleans, where they set up a makeshift triage unit at the city's international airport. For npr.org, he shares photos documenting the first day at the hospital.
September 8, 2005 NPR's Greg Allen reported on Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath from New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this essay, he worries that along with untold lives, there may have been something else lost when Katrina devastated New Orleans -- the blending of cultures that's at the heart of the city.
September 7, 2005 Dr. Hemant Vankawala, an emergency room physician from Dallas, describes the helplessness of watching New Orleans evacuees die as overtaxed medical crews at the city's airport, lacking even basic supplies and facilities, could do nothing but ease their passing and unload helicopters.
September 7, 2005 New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has ordered that any residents still in New Orleans be forcibly removed, citing the risks of toxic floodwaters. Environmental Reporter Elizabeth Shogren and Health Editor Joe Neel provide an update on the risks posed by the polluted waters.
September 6, 2005 Many school districts along the Gulf Coast have stopped functioning, at least temporarily. Getting the youngsters back in school -- wherever they are now -- is a huge challenge. Claudio Sanchez, sorts out some of the key questions about the task.
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