HURRICANE KATRINA

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How To Financially Handle Catastrophes

Natural disasters often happen quickly and are unpredictable. Would you be able to evacuate in under an hour?

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–08/25/2014

Satellite image of Hurricane Sandy (Photo by NOAA via Getty Images)

Opinion: Another Hurricane Reminds Us Of The Need For An Effective Administration

The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.

10/26/2012

Barack Obama campaigns in 2007 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.

10/05/2012

Lt. Commander Marty Simpson

Cape Cod Coast Guard Members On Standby For Isaac

Lt. Commander Marty Simpson is watching Isaac closely because he was one of the rescue crews who responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

08/28/2012

A worker attaches plywood to the window of his shop ahead of Tropical Storm Isaac on August 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Tropical Storm Isaac is expected to strengthen into at least a Category 1 hurricane before making landfall near Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Opinion: As Hurricane Isaac Threatens The GOP Continues To Party

As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.

08/28/2012

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Keller @ Large: All Eyes On Isaac At RNC

Isaac is already having a major effect on the Republican National Convention in Tampa, which was supposed to get underway today.

08/27/2012

The logo of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Local FEMA Team Ready To Respond To Gulf Coast

A team from FEMA Region One in Boston mobilized to respond to Hurricane Katrina, and are ready to do it again if Isaac becomes a hurricane.

08/27/2012

Joe Joyce WBZ-TV Meteorologist

Plenty Of Summer Left In The Tank!

Our computer models continue in a westward shift with the track of Tropical Storm this morning. Yesterday, models leaned towards taking the storm into the FL panhandle. Today, they seem to be favoring a track into Louisiana. There is still a great deal of uncertainty with the eventual outcome of landfall…somewhere between Pensacola FL and New Orleans Early Wed AM. How strong? Cat 2 likely. 100+ mph…but could be stronger depending upon the track and the depth of the warm water the storm tracks over. Cat 3 can not be ruled out. Storm Surge will be dependent upon the strength of the storm as seas/waves become bigger with deeper pressure falls and stronger winds. Where ever this storm hits it will come with significant storm surge flooding and damaging winds. All of this happening on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The path into New Orleans is the worst direction a hurricane can take for the city 6 feet under sea level. Levees could be tested again. All we can do is hope for a shift to the East…but then Mobile, Biloxi and Pensacola are the target. Answers to strength, track, surge, impact will come in the coming days. For now…all we can do is monitor.

WBZ-TV–08/26/2012

Memories of chaos, rebirth 5 years after Katrina

From New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward to the Mississippi coast, people hit hard by Hurricane Katrina are paying homage to those killed by the storm’s devastation.

08/29/2010

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