Rig worker: Training saved lives after BP blowout
The Associated Press. March 25, 2013.
"NEW ORLEANS — A Transocean employee who served as chief mate on the Deepwater Horizon testified Monday that he believes the rig crew's emergency training saved lives following the 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers and triggered the nation's worst offshore oil spill…" (Read more)
Comprehensive environmental study of post-Katrina levees subject of Army Corps of Engineers public meeting on Tuesday
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune (New Orleans). March 25, 2013.
"The Army Corps of Engineers is hosting a public meeting Tuesday evening to explain the comprehensive environmental document developed for the improvements made to the New Orleans area hurricane levee system…" (Read more)
Pass Christian, Miss., is a magnet for high storm surge, new database shows
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. March 26, 2013.
"Louisiana has seen two of the top 10 highest hurricane storm surge levels along the Gulf of Mexico coast in modern times, but it’s Pass Christian, Miss., that has experienced the top two surge heights — 28 feet during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and 24.6 feet during Hurricane Camille in 1969 — according to a new database developed by researchers at Louisiana State University…" (Read more)
Emergency management officials gather in New Orleans Monday for 13th annual National Hurricane Conference
By Mark Schleifstein, The Times-Picayune. March 25, 2013.
"Emergency management officials are meeting in New Orleans this week to review lessons learned during last year’s Hurricanes Isaac and Sandy and to find out the latest techniques to respond and recover from hurricanes…" (Read more)