The News Review:
- Landmark suit charges government negligent in Hurricane Katrina …
- Fla. finds state allies in renewed push for federal hurricane …
- NWS: Cherokee Storm Confirmed As Tornado
- Tornado devastates Langston homes
- DIARY – Global Environment
- Glitch Delayed Cherokee Tornado Sirens
- Never a doubt for Tornado
Landmark suit charges government negligent in Hurricane Katrina …
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96 MB)Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)A federal civil suit began yesterday in New rleans that charges that the Army Corps of Engineers contributed to post-Hurricane Katrina destruction by building and operating a poorly-designed water channel. Six area residents contend that the navigation channel known as MR-G played a catastrophic role in the flooding of New rleans when the levees broke in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 and they?re seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages. But the suit?s outcome could also mean that some 400000 New rleans residents may have a case in their claims as well. FSRN’s Melinda Tuhus reports from New rleans.
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Fla. finds state allies in renewed push for federal hurricane …
New York Times
Treasury the co-signer for up to $80 billion in loans received by ailing public insurance programs in Florida and three other susceptible states — California Louisiana and Texas — as described by participants. It’s a controversial concept but one that supporters say is needed — and fast — to buttress state-run catastrophe funds responsible for paying billions in insurance claims after natural calamities like hurricanes which scientists say are gaining power from warmer seas associated with climate change. A ticking countdown to hurricane season will color Washington this week when state officials overseeing these so-called “cat funds” will meet with lawmakers drafting the legislation. The timing is critical for several of these states whose public funds are running on empty. Florida has perhaps the most to lose if the bill fails. The state’s cat fund which reinsures Florida’s massive public insurance company Citizens Property Insurance Corp. has a shortfall of about $14 billion.
NWS: Cherokee Storm Confirmed As Tornado
fficials said that the late night tornado an EF-1 on the Enhanced Fujita scale of measuring storms affected a 1. 5 mile swath of land in northern Cobb and southern Cherokee counties near the Knots Landing subdivision and the intersection of Wylie Bridge Road and Georgia 92 — about four miles southeast of Woodstock. Up to 120 homes were affected with 12 homes heavily damaged or destroyed. Most of the damage was caused by large trees falling on homes in that area in a path that ran up to a half-mile wide. Top winds in that storm were reported at 90 mph.
Tornado devastates Langston homes
The Langston University Gazette
Langston’s head track and field coach points to where the entrance to his house was before a tornado destroyed it and the rest of his two-story house Saturday at around 8:30 p. Four homes located in a cul-de-sac off of old Highway 33 were struck by a tornado Saturday night. Now the residents of the small Langston neighborhood face the road to recovery. According to the residents of the homes the tornado struck around 8:30 p. The campus police were notified and came to the tornado cite around 9 p.
DIARY – Global Environment
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Glitch Delayed Cherokee Tornado Sirens
– Some Cherokee County residents told CBS Atlanta that it took 10 minutes for tornado sirens to sound during last Sunday night’s storms. CBS Atlanta talked Tuesday with county officials who said a computer glitch caused the main siren system to fail. fficials rushed to activate the backup system but it took 10 minutes from the time the tornado warning was issued for the sirens to start. Residents counting on those sirens only had five minutes to look for cover before the twister hit.
Never a doubt for Tornado
“ur pitching just really let us down” said coach Britton who is also Max’s father. “I’m real disappointed that we didn’t throw strikes. “For North Medford it was just another day at the ballpark as the Black Tornado (15-1 4-0 SWC) found a way to score a dozen runs on only five hits. “Baseball’s a game that you can hit the ball right on the nose and get nothing for it so we take what we can get” said North Medford coach Brett Wolfe. “We just try to play hard and execute and go from there. “Each team committed three errors but South Medford’s seven walks and two hit batters allowed North to open strong and then tack on six more runs in the fifth inning. “I think that’s the third game in a row we’ve scored four runs right off the bat and I think that sends the biggest message when you can jump on a team early” said North senior Hayden Wolfe whose team led Roseburg 4-0 and Grants Pass 4-0 in recent games.