Shreveport rapper Hurricane Chris performs
for the Louisiana State Legislature.
is headed for landfall in Louisiana in the next 48 hours
, with currently around an equal chance
of being a category 3 storm or a category 4 storm. Gustav
has 150 mph winds at the moment as it begins to enter the gulf of Mexico and a million
After failing in their response to Hurricane Katrina three years ago
, Fema is trying to be more proactive
. Of course, some people are staying
in harm's way
, live blogging, and once
again, there's the cry "bring it on
". [more inside]
The Best Laid Plans: The Story of How the Government Ignored Its Own Gulf Coast Hurricane Plans.
A new report from CREW describes FEMA's plan to respond to a hurricane of Katrina’s magnitude and its subsequent failure to implement that plan. [Via C&L.]
"It took the Mississippi River 6,000 years to build the Louisiana coast. It took man (and natural disasters) 75 years to destroy it. Experts agree we have 10 years to act before the problem is too big to solve." [Via First Draft.]
Mascots helping Mascots
High schools across America have witnessed the devastation brought about by several recent natural disasters, such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. An outpouring of sympathy and concern, and a desire to help, have come forth from high schools wanting to assist those in need. To enable schools to help other schools, the National Federation of State High School Associations has initiated a fundraising program called the Mascot Adoption Program.
When the levees broke,
he looked for was his camera and a boat. This Times-Picayune photographer tells his story of what happened next.
is how The Army Times
has characterized post-Katrina New Orleans. And this isn't about race?
Some of the best still images of what remains in Hurricane Katrina's wake
are up over at the Washington Post
; there are a lot of compelling shots there that put into perspective the horror of the situation. If you're looking for a well-edited group of photos that convey what the Gulf coast has faced over the past few days, and will face in the coming months, this is it; I'm in awe of the photographers that continue to work hard to document the disaster.