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Parents Welcome Baby Boy in Same Hospital Where They Were Stranded During Hurricane Katrina

Originally posted 08/28/2015 12:20PM

In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina brought devastation and loss to the city of New Orleans, but in the midst of the devastating storm, two suburban 17-year-olds met at a hospital – and fell in love.

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D.C. Couple Moves to New Orleans to Build Homes for Over 900 Families Still Affected by Hurricane Katrina: 'We Couldn't Leave These People Behind'

Originally posted 08/27/2015 10:25AM

When thousands of people fled New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005, one married couple from Washington, D.C., arrived to volunteer – and never looked back.

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Meet the Loneliest Woman in New Orleans: 'It's a Ghost Town Around Here'

Meet the Loneliest Woman in New Orleans: 'It's a Ghost Town Around Here'

Originally posted 08/26/2015 03:20PM

Shawn McNeil looks at her life in two parts: Before Katrina and after Katrina.

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Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Founder of the Best Friends Animal Society Looks Back on Helping Pets Survive the Storm

Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later: Founder of the Best Friends Animal Society Looks Back on Helping Pets Survive the Storm

Originally posted 08/24/2015 05:25PM

On Aug. 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina, the costliest hurricane in U.S. history, made landfall. While the storm itself lasted only a few days, the aftermath stretched on for months. A decade later, the marks of Katrina can still be seen in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi. The hurricane flooded cities, destroyed thousands of homes and displaced hundreds of thousands of people.

It wasn't just humans whose lives were turned upside down by Katrina; countless pets were abandoned, lost and stranded. Thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, many of those animals got a second chance.

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Hero Firefighter Attends Graduation of Evacuated Girl He Mentored Post-Hurricane Katrina

Hero Firefighter Attends Graduation of Evacuated Girl He Mentored Post-Hurricane Katrina

Originally posted 06/01/2015 02:25PM

Lolita Guillory was working as a fire department dispatcher in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005 and changed her family's life forever.

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Help This Vet Find the Little Girl He Rescued from Hurricane Katrina

Help This Vet Find the Little Girl He Rescued from Hurricane Katrina

Originally posted 03/24/2015 06:40AM

Former Staff Sgt. Mike Maroney spent his entire career saving the lives of strangers – but now he's asking for America's help in completing one final mission.

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Do Hurricanes with Female Names Cause More Damage Than Manly-Named Storms?

Do Hurricanes with Female Names Cause More Damage Than Manly-Named Storms?

Originally posted 06/03/2014 02:10PM

Would you respect Hurricane Jack more than Hurricane Jill?

That seemed to be the central point of a recent study that's been widely circulated online this week: Hurricanes named for women do more damage, perhaps because people take "female" hurricanes less seriously when contemplating evacuation or other precautionary measures.

The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, did generate some interesting conclusions. People do, in fact, tend to perceive hurricanes with feminine names to be less threatening than their male-named counterparts: Participants were less likely to say they'd follow evacuation orders for a hurricane named Kate when compared to a hurricane named Denny, for example.

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Sandra Bullock Gives Surprise Graduation Speech

Sandra Bullock Gives Surprise Graduation Speech

Originally posted 05/19/2014 02:30PM

Caps, gowns, diplomas – and a surprise appearance from an Oscar-winning superstar.

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Katrina Evacuees: 'We Want to Come Back' | Hurricane Katrina

Katrina Evacuees: 'We Want to Come Back'

Originally posted 12/06/2005 04:00PM

As the body count from Hurricane Katrina still continues to rise – on Monday an elderly husband and wife were found dead in their New Orleans home by their caretaker, who had fled the city ahead of the storm – evacuees from the area are pleading for temporary housing and other assistance so they can help restore that city's charms and return to the home they love.

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