Emergency rescue resources and shelters in Houston are overloaded as officials push to minimize the fallout from the monster storm.
As an example: People with disabilities suffered a disproportionate number of fatalities during Hurricane Katrina, according to the National Council on Disability.
In the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina, many of New Orleans' low-income black residents have been displaced, with gentrification entailing a dramatic transformation of the city's class structure and cultural identity.
Even as scientists report a consensus of certainty that human activity fuels global warming, polls show fewer Americans now believe so.
Five ex-officers from the New Orleans Police Department found themselves on the other side of the law Wednesday, as they were sentenced to jail for their respective roles in the shootings of six unarmed civilians in the wake of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005.
In an event that pretty much defines the lawlessness and racial tension that existed in New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, five current or former policemen are on trial for murder after the officers allegedly shot, burned and then shot again resident Henry Glover.