September 04, 2005

Katrina Links and Info



Post-Katrina Google Maps - New Orleans
Another Excellent Mefi Katrina Thread
NYT: Maureen Dowd: United States of Shame ("W. drove his budget-cutting Chevy to the levee")
'My Pet Goat' -- The Sequel
Daily Kos: FEMA stopped "civilian" rescues
Bush faked levee repair for photo op yesterday
Hans Christian Andersen : The Emperor's New Clothes : The Hans Christian Andersen Center - Chertoff: Katrina scenario did not exist - Sep 3, 2005
St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana: Dry, but Residents locked out, to be shot on sight Washing Away -- articles from 6/2002

Remote Post: Background articles on Iraq war & New Orleans crisis: A perfectly avoidable catastrophe
Louisiana's Wetlands @ National Geographic Magazine
FEMA: Hurricane Pam Exercise Concludes
ADCIRC Example: Pam: hypothetical storm surge
Natural Hazards Observer: What if Hurricane Ivan Had Not Missed New Orleans? (11/2004)
Thinking Big About Hurricanes: It's time to get serious about saving New Orleans (5/23/05)
NOW with Bill Moyers. Transcript. The City in a Bowl. 9.20.02 | PBS
SciAm: 10/2001: Drowning New Orleans -- A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands (no one could have forseen dept)
New Yorker: The Control of Nature: Atchafalaya by John McPhee: 1987-02-23

Kilo Seven: Communicating with mobile phones in disaster areas despite system overload
The Rebellion of the Talking Heads - Newscasters, sick of official lies and stonewalling, finally start snarling
BBC NEWS | World | Americas | New Orleans crisis shames Americans
Katrina: Rhetoric Not Matching Reality - Yahoo! News - The big disconnect on New Orleans - Sep 2, 2005
Google Search: "new orleans" "this part of the world" (Weird Bush-speak)
LENIN'S TOMB: The politics of weather 3: the shyness of experts (Republicanists erase tracks)
IEM: Repubs outsource NOLA disaster planning -- leads to disaster -- press release removed from site
Be Prepared For Disaster - IEM to protect rest of America just like the protected NOLA
Winds of change : Nature: Strength of Hurricanes correctlated with warming
Daily Kos: More excellent responses from Bush&Co - Aides: assistant Army secretary forced out - Rumsfeld fired him for protesting Engineer Corps cuts (3/2002)
Army Times - Troops begin combat operations against insurgents in NO (same "insurgents" as Iraq)
After The Storm: "Little Somalia" (insurgents, not victims)
HoustonChronicle: Halliburton hired for storm cleanup (in case you were wondering)
Weather Underground: Wunder Blog Archive
Main Page - KatrinaHelp - Wiki

Independent Weekly: Disaster in the making: FEMA gutted by Bush (9/2004)
Natural Hazards Observer
Daily Kos: FEMA Dir. Mike Brown fired from prior job at Horse Assoc.("An unmitigated, total fucking disaster.")
Boston Globe: Bush gives new reason for Iraq war - Oil - The big disconnect on New Orleans - Sep 2, 2005
Independent: 'Casual to the point of careless' - Bush under fire for slow reaction
Welcome to! Big blow in the Big Easy (7/18/05)
Was FEMA ready for a disaster like Katrina? -
Swing State Project: Katrina Proves Bush Failed New Orleans
Did New Orleans Catastrophe Have to Happen? 'Times-Picayune' Had Repeatedly Raised Federal Spending Issues
AMERICAblog: Lead religious right group promotes theory that God wiped out NOLA on purpose (God hates gays)
Eyeballing Katrina Damage 01
Katrina Reignites Global Warming Debate - Yahoo! News

Hurricane Katrina NOAA Images
Hurricanes & Tropical Storms Full Coverage on Yahoo! News
Katrina Packing Wind of Nearly 175 Mph - Yahoo! News
Current Conditions, Forecasts, Watches and Warnings for Lower Plaquemines, LA
National Weather Service Radar Image - Long Range Base Reflectivity - New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA
TAOS Autorun Index of Active Tropical Cyclones (damage calculator)
Hurricane KATRINA Discussion
American RadioWorks : Nature's Revenge: Louisiana's Vanishing Wetlands - Hurricane Risk to New Orleans
SSEC: GOES East Satellite Images

National Hurricane Center / Tropical Prediction Center
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
FX Networks: Oil Storm - Map Navigator - Katrina: Projected Path
STORMTRACK - Live storm event image: Oil Refineries
Natural Hazards Observer: What if Hurricane Ivan Had Not Missed New Orleans?
Hurricane KATRINA |
Discussion Times-Picayune Breaking News Weblog: Katrina local flooding
Weather Underground: Wunder Blog
Weather Underground: Marine Buoy Forecast
Eye of the Storm: Is Katrina an annular hurricane?
NOVA | scienceNOW | Hurricanes | PBS
The Hurricane Watch Net
Central Florida Hurricane Center 2005
Disaster in the Making: Bush cut FEMA preparedness for LA
Deadliest Hurricanes in U.S. Since 1900 - Yahoo! News
15 Costliest Hurricanes or Tropical Storms - Yahoo! News
USGS Real-Time Water Data for Louisiana

Posted by psyche at September 4, 2005 12:35 AM


Our website at is designed to allow evacuee families and Southeast Texan families to connect for the purpose of helping the evacuees get back on their feet.

Evacuees can post their specific needs, from jobs to personal items and everything in between. They can search for offers of help from Southeast Texans and make contact with them.

Southeast Texans can post what they can offer evacuees as well, and search evacuee requests to help those who have already posted.

Please add a link to your site to our website, "Southeast Texas Hurricane Relief -"

Thank you,

Janet Bray

Posted by: Janet Bray at September 17, 2005 02:29 PM