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Louisiana Republicans: Katrina Was Obama's Fault

Louisiana Republicans: Katrina Was Obama's Fault
A recent poll found that 29% of Louisiana Republicans blame Obama for Hurricane Katrina. During that time Obama was a freshman Senator, yet more Louisiana Republicans blame Obama than then-President George W. Bush.
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Outdated FEMA Maps Wrongly Claim Houses as Flood Risks

Outdated FEMA Maps Wrongly Claim Houses as Flood Risks
FEMA maps claim certain houses fall in flood zones - but in many cases, the information is outdated or wrong. Some homeowners have been paying higher rates for flood insurance, though their houses are on hills, or fall outside the flood plains of more modern and accurate maps.
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Key Convictions Overturned in Killing by New Orleans Police

A federal appellate court has overturned the convictions of two former New Orleans police officers imprisoned in connection with the killing of Henry Glover after Hurricane Katrina, dealing a blow to federal prosecutors' efforts to hold police accountable for misconduct before and after the storm.
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Tons Of Trash From Hurricane Sandy

Superstorm Sandy left enough debris across New York to fill three football stadiums. Now the Army Corps of Engineers is working to clean it up.
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After a petition: Hurricane Sandy diaster relief workers get health coverage

Do you think the first responders who came to our aid when Hurricane Sandy hit should have health protection if they get sick or injured taking care of us?
Well, they're going to get it, thanks to some on line activism;  a Change.org petition posted by Dena Patrick of Wishadoo!, the "Craigslist of Compassion" which connects people in need with people who want to help through a Wishlist posted there.
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Romney Also Doing Damage Cleanup After Threats to Downsize FEMA

Here's a stormy, relevant and current reason to not vote for Mitt Romney. He wants to decentralize America's disaster management and throw senior responsibilities to the states.
Essentially, he wants to gut FEMA-which of course worked so well for President Bush.
Bush neglected FEMA, put a horse-guy in charge and then Hurricane Katrina happened. In the words of another Republican from Texas-oops.
So now we have Mitt Romney attempting to backpedal from comments he made during one of those numerous Republican primary debates this year.
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FEMA Update on Hurricane Sandy

The latest FEMA update call at 2:30 said Sandy is speeding up as it hits the warm Gulf Stream.  This means the storm is gaining energy.  Landfall is estimated to be between 7-8PM tonight.  It will come across New Jersey and come across southern Pennsylvania.  The hardest hit counties are going to be Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, York, Adams and Franklin, the southern tier.  The storm will slow down once it hits land.  It is expected to sit over us.
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