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Thursday, January 17, 2008

January 17 CoHR

The AFBF (American Farm Bureau Federation) is holding their convention in NOLA. The following blog is by a couple of guys reporting for Brownfield.

Hopefully they'll have more than this single post, so please go back to the site to keep an eye on it...


A Professor at Emory begins studying NOLA post-Katrina from a far different perspective:

Green’s work extends beyond the classroom to many areas of service and study including task forces on sexuality, violence, bioethics, and worker justice for the Boston Theological Institute and serving as faculty adviser for Hurricane Katrina Relief trips in 2006 and 2007. She has also been speaking and writing on ethics in the aftermath of Katrina.
“The topic is one that I, as a native New Orleanian, find especially compelling and a continuing concern in the recovery of New Orleans and the rest of the Gulf Coast,” she said.


State Farm is at it again - They need PROOF you chose to rebuild or they'll cancel your policy...


So, let's get this straight. Hurricane Katrina battered homes with its 175 mile-per-hour winds ripping them apart as if made of straw and spit. Then insurance companies like State Farm deliberately and wrongly failed to pay American families for the wind related damages to those homes and the cost of living expenses while the home was being repaired, damages that the wind coverage under homeowner insurance policies cover.

A Health Clinic In A Home Set Up By Nurses - Lower 9th.


The Lower 9th Ward Health Clinic is its official name now.
"A medical home," Patricia Berryhill calls the facility offering primary care.
Before Katrina, this was Berryhill's own home. The living room where her kids congregated after school serves as a waiting area now, its walls painted a peaceful powder blue. The bedrooms are exam cubicles, the kitchen a file room and office.

Intellectual Discussion About Journalism In Disasters


The most memorable photographs of the London terrorist bombing last summer were taken by subway riders using cell phones, not by news photographers, who didn’t have time to get there. There were more ordinary people than paid reporters posting information when the tsunami first hit South Asia, in 2004, when Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, in 2005, and when Israeli bombs hit Beirut this summer. I am in an especially good position to appreciate the benefits of citizen journalism at such moments, because it helped save my father and stepmother’s lives when they were stranded in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

FEMA Wins Appeal On Rent Aid

http://news.findlaw.com/ap/other/1110//01-07-2008/20080107183512_04.html"There is simply no indication that the regulations constrain FEMA's discretion to the point that it is bound to provide assistance to all eligible individuals," Judge Carolyn King wrote on behalf of a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit.

Business Tax Assistance, Even 2 Years After


If your business suffered losses because of Hurricane Katrina, you can at least write-off much of the loss. In doing so, you may be able to get a refund of taxes paid earlier in the year.
Tax law allows businesses to write-off business property that is damaged or destroyed because of a storm.

With the federal governments delay in rescue operations, your business may have suffered losses related to theft. New Orleans, in particular, seems to have suffered an outbreak of theft problems. While I can understand a person taking water and food, I must admit I have little empathy for people stealing television sets.

Ads Showing How Little Has Changed


The Katrina Foundation for Recovery campaign was developed at La Comunidad, Miami. “The whole point there is that the whole country is focused on something so far from here and there are problems in our backyard that no one is paying attention to,” said Jose Molla, co-founder of La Comunidad in Miami. “The idea is to show what the situation is like now. It’s amazing how badly it sill looks in the non-tourist areas.”

First Responders Out of TeleCom Loop Again


It has happened countless times, and will now apparently happen countless times again: first responders such as police and firemen will be unable to talk to one another because their communications equipment is not interoperable.

Video of a Katrina Diary


While residents along the Southeastern United States boarded their homes and evacuated for Hurricane Katrina, one Mississippi resident saw an opportunity to use his new filming gear not knowing how serious Hurricane Katrine would be and that it would be the last time he would ever see his house again.

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