Hurricane Katrina - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Hurricane Katrina


New Orleans mourns, celebrates 10 years after Katrina

Aug 29, 2015 - 10:21 AM

Come hell or high water – and we have had both – New Orleans is coming back And we are coming back strong says New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu

10 YEARS AFTER. A file picture dated August 30, 2005 of a levee along the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal being broken in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and allowing water to flow towards New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. File photo by Vincent Laforet/Pool/EPA

New Orleans awash in music 10 years after Katrina

Aug 27, 2015 - 10:40 AM

The sound of brass bands fills the streets again but the locals of New Orleans are fearful that some of the spirit of creativity is lost

BIRTHPLACE OF JAZZ. The sound of music fills the streets of New Orleans again 10 years after it was devastated by Hurricane Katrina

'Resilient' New Orleans can bear another Katrina – mayor

Aug 19, 2015 - 9:22 AM

Mayor Mitch Landrieu: You can t ever guarantee that you re not going to get hurt but today New Orleans is much better prepared and we re much stronger

'STRONGER' CITY. New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu speaks about New Orleans’ emergence as a model of urban renewal and economic recovery 10 years after Hurricane Katrina at the National Press Club on August 18, 2015 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Wind farms can tame hurricanes – scientists

Feb 26, 2014 - 9:48 PM

Hurricane Katrina s storm surge would have abated by 79 if such wind turbines were present

STORM TAMER. Wind turbines may have the power to decrease wind speeds of a hurricane and temper storm surges. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva

2012 in photos: Tragedy, triumph, and ridiculously photogenic people

Jan 06, 2013 - 8:34 PM

Start2013Right and look back at the photographs that captured the crazy year that was 2012