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A march and secondline starts on the levee after the Hurricane Katrina 15th Anniversary Healing Ceremony in the Lower 9th Ward in New Orleans, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (Sophia Germer/The Advocate via AP)

Gulf Coast residents mark 15th anniversary of Katrina

Aug. 29, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As people in western Louisiana continue to dig out from Hurricane Laura, residents of eastern Louisiana and Mississippi marked the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday. In New Orleans, Mayor LaToya Cantrell and other officials held a ceremony at 8:29 a.m. — the moment...

Today in History

Aug. 29, 2020 12:00 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 29, the 242nd day of 2020. There are 124 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast near Buras, Louisiana, bringing floods that devastated New Orleans. More than 1,800 people in the region died. On...

Mary and Barrett Duplessis pose for a portrait in their home in New Orleans, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina dumped 6 feet of water into the home of Mary Duplessis and her husband in 2005. She remembers lots of paperwork and bureaucracy in her Katrina recovery, and she recalls the scenes of misery at a convention center where thousand were trapped without power or running water. But, for her, COVID-19, has been worse. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Katrina to COVID: New Orleans' Black community pounded again

Aug. 28, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Levee breaches from Hurricane Katrina dumped six feet of water into the New Orleans home of Mary Duplessis and her husband in 2005. The house was uninhabitable. Rebuilding meant piles of paperwork in a mountain of bureaucracy. She didn't return to the city for a year. But as the 15th...

People wait in front of the Galveston Housing Authority offices to board charter busses that will evacuate them from Galveston Island to Austin in anticipation of impact from Hurricane Laura, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, in Galveston. ( Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Hundreds of thousands flee US coast ahead of Hurricane Laura

Aug. 25, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — In the largest U.S. evacuation of the pandemic, more than half a million people were ordered to flee the Gulf Coast on Tuesday as Laura strengthened into a hurricane that forecasters said could slam Texas and Louisiana with ferocious winds, heavy flooding and the power to push...

Workers for the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority - West,  close floodgates in Harvey, La., just outside New Orleans, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in advance of Tropical Storm Marco, expected to come near the Southern Louisiana coast. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

As 2 storms menace Gulf Coast, residents brace for deluge

Aug. 24, 2020 12:15 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As two powerful storms menaced the Gulf Coast Monday, forecasters feared Marco would drive sea water onto the shore and unleash torrential rains just two days before Laura lashes the same region with potentially more powerful storm surge and hurricane-force winds. Forecasters raised the...