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Photo of the day: New Orleans after Katrina

Photo of the day: New Orleans after Katrina Oct 26th, 2011 at 5:00PM: People have been talking about New Orleans differently since Hurricane Katrina. No matter how the city's name slips into conversation, the disaster named Katrina is typically addressed and typically, it must be. Anyone who knows NOLA will vouch for the tremendous damage caused by this storm and the circumstances surrounding it. But many people who know NOLA will also confess: the city still has...

Civil War secret message decoded

Civil War secret message decoded Dec 26th, 2010 at 9:30AM: A coded message sent to the beleaguered Confederate commander of Vicksburg has been cracked, the BBC reports. The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond has had the message in its collection for more than a century. It had never tried to decipher the code of seemingly random letters until this year, when they sent it off to retired CIA codebreaker David Gaddy. While Gaddy is trained to...

Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans video is creeping us out

Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans video is creeping us out Nov 5th, 2010 at 4:30PM: Six Flags New Orleans, which closed as Hurricane Katrina approached in 2005 and has never reopened. The sign outside the park still announces that it's "CLOSED FOR STORM." The theme park was in New Orleans' Ninth Ward, one of the hardest hit areas during Katrina and the flooding after the storm. Though many of the rides still stand, Six Flags says that saltwater from the flood has corroded...

Katrina exhibit opens in New Orleans

Katrina exhibit opens in New Orleans Oct 31st, 2010 at 11:00AM: It was the most catastrophic event in New Orleans history. Hurricane Katrina destroyed large swathes of the city and left hundreds of thousands homeless. Now the Louisiana State Museum has opened an exhibit chronicling the natural disasters that have visited New Orleans, culminating in the most recent and worst. Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond, a 6,700 square-foot multimedia...

Could a hurricane still disrupt your vacation?

Could a hurricane still disrupt your vacation? Oct 17th, 2010 at 4:00PM: If you have a vacation planned to the Gulf of Mexico coast between now and the end of November, the odds that it will get screwed up by a hurricane are declining rapidly. Hurricane season ends on November 30, and it looks like it's going to be remembered as a pretty mild one, with only 16 named storms, nine hurricanes and five hitting Category 3 or higher. There haven't been any major storms to...

Welcome back to New Orleans

Welcome back to New Orleans Sep 13th, 2010 at 10:30AM: This isn't a New Orleans story about disaster. It's a story about rebirth. Despite all that has happened to New Orleans in the last five years - the damage, the loss of life, the oil spills - the fact remains: New Orleans is still one of the most musically rich, culturally vibrant and historically important cities in the world. This is not a city that gives up easily. In fact, we're here to...

Marriott, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and KaBoom! help rebuild NOLA neighborhoods

Marriott, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and KaBoom! help rebuild NOLA neighborhoods Aug 24th, 2010 at 3:00PM: Five years have passed since Hurricane Katrina made her mark on the city of New Orleans but the city's spirit continues to thrive, thanks to the rebuilding efforts of NOLA residences and businesses. All this week hotels are banding together their staff and guests to help support local area projects. "Marriott's Spirit to Serve New Orleans" package allows employees and guests to partake in...

Marriott New Orleans' voluntourism package for guests

Marriott New Orleans' voluntourism package for guests Aug 3rd, 2010 at 2:00PM: It's been five years since Hurricane Katrina made her mark on New Orleans and the rebuilding continues today. In an effort to help travelers give back, Marriott New Orleans is offering a "Spirit To Serve New Orleans" voluntourism package available from nine of Marriott's Big Easy hotels, including the New Orleans Marriott on Canal St. Starting at $99 per night, the package allows guests to...

Hyatt Regency to reopen New Orleans hotel

Hyatt Regency to reopen New Orleans hotel Jul 9th, 2010 at 12:30PM: The Hyatt Regency New Orleans closed its doors after the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina, but five years later the hotel is poised for a grand reopening. The New Orleans Hyatt was a familiar fixture during the city's coverage of Katrina. The hotel, located near the Louisiana Superdome, suffered from water and wind damage after the hurricane. In 2007, was purchased by Poydras Properties...

Jazz in Nawlins for the Katrina Anniversary

Jazz in Nawlins for the Katrina Anniversary Aug 28th, 2006 at 12:07PM: Jazz Times Magazine has an article on some of the Katrina anniversary events taking place today and tomorrow. Should tickets still be available for the event tomorrow evening it looks as though trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will be performing live. Having joined forces with Mayor C. Ray Nagin, Marsalis, a United Nations Messenger of Peace organized the three day event and concert aims to build and...

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