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#Hurricane Katrina

# hurricane-katrina - Monday 31 August, 2015

PHOTOS: These then-and-now images show Hurricane Katrina's devastation

It all happened 10 years ago, this week.

# hurricane-katrina - Saturday 29 August, 2015

Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 10 years ago, today: Here's how it happened

Retrace every step of the Storm of the Century.

# hurricane-katrina - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers 999

Hurricane Katrina disaster recovery expert to talk to Irish fire officers

The AGM for Ireland’s Chief Fire Officers will discuss the latest technology, staffing, and responding to 999 calls.

# hurricane-katrina - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

From The Daily Edge Groupon is offering Irish users the chance to meet Brad Pitt for €18k Pitt Stop

Groupon is offering Irish users the chance to meet Brad Pitt for €18k

Forget your €10 iPhone speakers. This is extreme Groupon-ing.

# hurricane-katrina - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Isaac downgraded to tropical storm as curfew remains

A curfew has been ordered in New Orleans as tropical storm Isaac continues.

Isaac makes second landfall as New Orleans faces 80mph winds

Hurricane Isaac came shore at 12:45am Irish time – and again this morning – on the seventh anniversary of Katrina.

# hurricane-katrina - Tuesday 28 August, 2012

Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast Isaac This post contains videos

Hurricane Isaac strengthens while approaching US coast

President Obama has called on residents in the storm’s projected path to heed the warnings, saying: “Now’s not the time to tempt fate.”

# hurricane-katrina - Friday 5 August, 2011

Police officers convicted of shooting unarmed people post-Katrina

The shootings, in which two people were killed, happened days after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. The police were accused of covering up the incident.

# hurricane-katrina - Tuesday 28 June, 2011

Five cops on trial over killings after Hurricane Katrina

The New Orleans police officers shot two people dead in the flooded city, then tried to cover up their actions, a court was told yesterday.

# hurricane-katrina - Monday 30 August, 2010

Obama laments “man-made catastrophe” of Hurricane Katrina Hurricane Katrina

Obama laments “man-made catastrophe” of Hurricane Katrina

President tells New Orleans that the legacy of Katrina must be one “of action” but stops short of admonishing BP.

# hurricane-katrina - Wednesday 25 August, 2010

NEW ORLEANS POLICE officers coping with the aftermath of hurrican Katrina were told they could shoot looters, according to members of the force.

Standard procedure on the use of deadly force dictates that police officers only fire to protect themselves or others from an imminent physical threat.

However, the publications that have made the revelation say the origins of the order to shoot looters are unclear.

A special report from the New Orleans Times-Picayune and ProPublica says that the lack of clarity surrounding the order indicates the confusion about what level of force should be used by authorities in the wake of the disaster.

Eleven people were shot by police in the days following the hurricane, one of whom, 31-year-old Henry Glover, was allegedly shot and burned by police.

Five current or former officers were charged in relation to Glover’s death in July.

Four police officers have been charged with shooting dead two unarmed people, and several other federal investigations into allegations of corruption at the department are ongoing.

# hurricane-katrina - Monday 23 August, 2010

BP’S EXECUTIVES will be happy that Brad Pitt doesn’t seem to plan on running for office any time soon: he wants to kill them.

Being interviewed for a new Spike Lee documentary about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise, Pitt said he had never supported capital punishment previously but was willing to make an exception for BP.

In a quote relayed by USA Today reviewing the film, Pitt said:

I was never for the death penalty before. I am willing to look at it again.

Pitt, along with partner Angelina Jolie, is the founder of the Make It Right organisation that has rebuilt homes in Louisiana after the devastation of the hurricane in 2005.

Lee’s film is the follow-up to his acclaimed 2006 work, When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts.