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Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later

UNICEF USA’s video director Mia Drake Brandt, who accompanied a truck that delivered these supplies to New Orleans kids, remembers: “We drove through the night to Meridian, Miss., with supplies that had been flown into an Arkansas Air Force base. The next day, we distributed them at churches and shelters. Those kids were so, so happy. It was the first time since losing everything that they had really been able to play.”…

 

This Graphic Shows How Hurricane Katrina Changed New Orleans

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On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, after gaining strength in the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Within days the city’s levees collapsed, tens of thousands were left stranded in their homes, and thousands more sought shelter at the city’s Superdome, where conditions rapidly deteriorated. Almost 2,000 people died in the storm, and hundreds of thousands were forced to relocate, some permanently…

 

Tropical Storm Erika Batters Caribbean; Florida, Bahamas on Alert

Erika will bring torrential rain, flash flooding, mudslides and gusty winds to many of the northern islands of the Caribbean, prior to taking a turn toward the Bahamas and Florida this weekend…

 

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