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Katrina: I Hate Hurricanes Forever

Joel Johnson — First, I apologize about a lack of updates, but I've been working. I got away from the group for a day and went up north to the house of Miss Gerri, who may be one of the most open, compassionate women I've ever met. I could only stay away from New Orleans for about a day. Although a day away from the…

Katrina: EVDO in NOLA

Joel Johnson — We've made it into Algiers, the 15th Ward of New Orleans, at the request of Malik Rahim. Malik stayed in Algiers after the hurricane and is working to establish community help stations to assist in getting the neighborhood back on its feet. Tomorrow we're going to visit the local community-run medical…

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Drones Arrive In New Orleans

Five unmanned aerial vehicles are headed to NOLA to search for survivors. The 8-foot long Silver Fox drones are equipped with thermal cameras that will help searchers find Katrina survivors. The UAVs were obtained from a private company—the feds still do not have their act together enough to deploy something like…

A Tragedy By Any Other Name

That the Bush administration diverted funds from the rebuilding of the New Orleans levees to Iraq is by now well-known. What you might not have heard is that the people cleaning up the mess are really pissed about it. A tipster informs us that down in New Orleans, they have a name for the flood waters that have…