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Katrina on its mind, New Orleans keeps an anxious eye on Tropical Storm Barry

With Tropical Storm Barry expected to make landfall as a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday morning in south Louisiana, residents scrambled in preparation for what is likely to be one of the biggest tests of the city’s storm infrastructure since Katrina exposed major flaws in its flood defenses 14 summers ago.

Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

Hurricane Katrina caused 190,000 barrels of oil spills along the Louisiana coastline, according to Donald Davis, the administrator of the Louisiana Applied Oil Spill Research and Development Program, who presented his findings to the EPA in 2006.


Hurricane Harvey much less damaging than Katrina, Sandy: Hannover Re

Hannover Re, one of the world's largest reinsurers, said that insured losses for Katrina in 2005 were around $80 billion, while losses from Sandy in 2012 were $36 billion.

Heavy rains lash Andhra,Odisha as Cyclone Phailin hits Gopalpur

'Very severe' cyclone hits Gopalpur coast,wind speed upto 200 kmph.

When disaster strikes

Hurricanes Katrina,Sandy tested US reflexes. What can we learn from the medical response?

'Want to ensure zero casualty... Leave or perish'

Parsaiya shifted his family to the cyclone shelter near the village,but stayed back to keep a watch on their belongings.


More landfall speed,but less damage

Cyclone Phailin hit with a landfall speed of 200 kmph,more than Hurricane Katrina which recorded 190 kmph.

More landfall speed,but less damage

Experts,however,said the damage inflicted may be less than Katrina.

Cyclone Phailin hits Odisha,north Andhra coast,at least 5 killed

Five people were killed in Odisha in the heavy rains ahead of the storm.

Phailin starts pounding Orissa,Andhra coast

This might be the second biggest evacuation exercise undertaken since 1990,NDMA officials.