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Hurricane Harvey Sets Record for Rainfall – Swamps SE Texas

Rains continued to plague SE Texas along the Gulf Coast Tuesday, as flood waters climbed to historic levels and reservoirs overtopped, inundating neighborhoods, requiring thousands to be rescued and transported to temporary shelters. Ironically, Tuesday marked the 12th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Hurricane Katrina Turns 11 as Louisiana Continues Climate Change Battle

Today marks 11 years since I packed up my wife, cat and belongings from our condo on Poeyfarre Street in the Central Business District of New Orleans and evacuated. Some 20 hours later, on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina made … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins Found in the Streets of New Orleans

As the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival came to a soggy close Sunday, I was jealous when I opened Twitter to see a post from Ivan Neville’s band Dumpstaphunk that they had a late night show kicking at Tipitina’s … Continue reading

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Gentrification Binds New Orleans on Katrina 10-Year Anniversary

If I had to pick a word that represents where New Orleans finds itself on this 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina it would be “changed.”┬áThe city still stands and from most accounts is thriving with a new energy and vigor … Continue reading

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Ten Year Prison Sentence for Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

One has to wonder how much bribe money is worth 10 years in prison. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, 58, must be considering that a lot these days. On Wednesday the businessman turned politician was given a 10-year prison … Continue reading

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Polar Vortex Deux

With the unwelcomed return of these body-numbing temperatures, it can seem ironic to discuss the idea of global warming, considering the lack of warmth available. I suppose that is part of the point. Anymore, rarely are there normal weather patterns. … Continue reading

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One Year Anniversary of Superstorm Sandy

This past October 29 marked the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. Though only a Category 1 when it came ashore, its winds spanned 1,100 miles and brought with it a 14-foot storm surge that … Continue reading

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The Redneck Riviera

After getting my feet solidly under me in Louisiana, I was ready to take my reality television adventure east, across the Redneck Riviera, consisting of Mississippi, Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. While I was continuing to contact mainline law … Continue reading

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The Lower 9th Ward Bounce Back

Here are a couple shots from the Lower 9th Ward that I took on Hurricane Katrina’s fifth anniversary. Misconceptions continue to abound about this area. I hear people suggest it was full of thugs, squatters and hovels. In reality the … Continue reading

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Jazz Funeral for Katrina V

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, the mood was light in Jackson Square. It was Hurricane Katrina’s big five year anniversary, and while at several churches somber words ruled the day, here in the French Quarter it was a different scene, … Continue reading

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