Hurricane Katrina - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Hurricane Katrina 2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms. The nearly $1 billion auxiliary spillway at Folsom ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 01:30:00 GMT 2017-02-20T01:30:00Z Tornadoes touch down, wreak havoc in southern Louisiana NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The tornadoes that struck southeastern Louisiana on Tuesday injured about 20 people, destroyed homes and businesses, flipped cars and trucks, and left about 10,000 customers without power, but no deaths were reported, the governor said. Gov. John Bel Edwards took an aerial tour and made a disaster declaration before meeting with officia... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT 2017-02-08T00:00:00Z Correction: Katrina-Police Shootings story NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Dec. 19 about $13.3 million in settlements for four killings by New Orleans police, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of the brother of one of the victims. The brother's name is Romell Madison, not Ronell. A corrected version of the story is below: Mayor: New Orleans settles police shooting suits for $13.3M N... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:57:00 GMT 2016-12-20T17:57:00Z Mayor: $13.3M settlements end hard part of New Orleans' past NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans' mayor said a dark chapter in the city's history has closed with settlements totaling $13.3 million for relatives of four men killed by police around the time of Hurricane Katrina. "We are here to proclaim from the highest mountaintop that the City of New Orleans ... can transform itself from a city of violence into a city o... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 17:55:00 GMT 2016-12-20T17:55:00Z Justices uphold Katrina fraud verdict against State Farm WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a jury verdict that State Farm Fire and Casualty Co. committed fraud against the federal government after 2005's Hurricane Katrina. The justices on Tuesday rejected claims by State Farm that the whistleblower case against the insurer should have been dismissed because its existence was leaked while it was supposed... Tue, 06 Dec 2016 16:10:00 GMT 2016-12-06T16:10:00Z