February 16, 2012
latimes:

The last FEMA trailer in New Orleans has left the city, closing a brutal chapter in New Orleans’ history more than six years after Hurricane Katrina stormed through the region and the levee system failed.
Photo: A FEMA trailer sits in front of a home in New Orleans’ Lakeview section in this photo from 2009. The last trailer left the city Sunday. Credit: Bill Haber / Associated Press

latimes:

The last FEMA trailer in New Orleans has left the city, closing a brutal chapter in New Orleans’ history more than six years after Hurricane Katrina stormed through the region and the levee system failed.

Photo: A FEMA trailer sits in front of a home in New Orleans’ Lakeview section in this photo from 2009. The last trailer left the city Sunday. Credit: Bill Haber / Associated Press

(Source: Los Angeles Times)

September 4, 2011

2011 has been a year of weather extremes in the U.S.

Nature is pummeling the United States this year with extremes. Unprecedented triple-digit heat and devastating drought. Deadly tornadoes leveling towns. Massive rivers overflowing. A billion-dollar blizzard. And now, unusual hurricane-caused flooding in Vermont. If what’s falling from the sky isn’t enough, the ground shook in places that normally seem stable: Colorado and the entire East Coast.

Total weather losses top $35 billion, and that’s not counting Hurricane Irene, according to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. There have been more than 700 U.S. disaster and weather deaths, most from the tornado outbreaks this spring.

And the year isn’t over yet.

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