December 23, 2008 Post-Katrina New Orleans was more than a disaster area; for some, it was a war zone. With too few police and too many problems, including looters on the streets, a group of vigilantes in the community of Algiers Point decided to arm themselves. But did they take community security too far? NPR's Tony Cox learns more.
October 7, 2008 J.T. Nesbitt lost everything he had in the 2005 hurricane, including a thriving motorcycle design business. Now the motorcycle mechanic is hoping to put his life back together, by breaking a world land speed record in a car he salvaged from the floodwaters.
September 12, 2008 Sidney Torres, 33, started a trash company after Hurricane Katrina. As he rides through the French Quarter on his all-terrain vehicle, he's greeted like royalty for cleaning up the neighborhood. He says residents will come back if they see others making a change.
September 8, 2008 Scientists and conservationists have struggled to develop plans to protect Louisiana wetlands since hurricanes plowed through three years ago. But so far, there has been a lot of talk and little action. Scientists assessing the latest storm damage say the urgency has never been greater to rebuild the wetlands while there's still time.
September 3, 2008 Don and Colleen Bordelon of St. Bernard Parish have been frequent guests on "Morning Edition" since shortly after Hurricane Katrina flooded their home and they returned to rebuild. Over the weekend, they heeded evacuation orders and went to Baton Rouge to be with their daughter.
September 2, 2008 Officials along the Gulf Coast began checking the damage left behind by Hurricane Gustav as New Orleans' mayor urged residents who had evacuated to stay away for at least a few days to be sure it's safe.
September 1, 2008 Hurricane Gustav has made landfall southwest of New Orleans. The levees there are holding, but the system is still vulnerable in some spots. We check in with people still in New Orleans about what is going on there. A weather blogger also explain the science behind hurricanes and where Hurricane Gustav is headed now.