All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Katrina’
Voters in Harris Country, TX decided Tuesday not to raise $217 million to save the Astrodome, by turning it into a multipurpose convention center. The pricy plan involved creating 350,000 square feet by raising the floor to street level and removing the indoor seating, and creating a “New Dome Experience” as described by adding a green space on the outside …
Google has new Street View imagery for New Orleans, and Mayor Mitch Landrieu is so proud of the post-Katrina rebuilding of the city, he blogged about the imagery for Google, wanting to show off the hard work to the rest of the world. “Nearly 7 years after Hurricane Katrina and the federal levee failures in 2005, the resilient people of …
On the anniversary of the Hurricane Katrina disaster, Microsoft announced an upgrade to its KatrinaSafe.org website, created through an extensive partnership with the Red Cross. A new site, called Safe and Well, allows disaster survivors to post information about their condition, and allows loved ones separated from it to search for information as it is available.
The Internet is changing the way people view the world, both in terms what’s out there and what’s not out there. With the prolific disaster along the Gulf Coast, FEMA requested media new organizations not show the dead in their coverage of the aftermath. As we’re finding out, bloggers and photographers are providing stories and images that probably won’t make the nightly news.
In recent weeks, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, there were stories and images of horrific tragedy and great heroics as in any disaster. One story is perhaps meager but no less heroic effort on the part of some children based in Davie Florida. They’ve launched a website urging other children to help with the relief effort by donating their lunch money.
Metasearch offerings from Yahoo and Lycos sift through a number of missing person sites that arose after Hurricane Katrina.
Hurricane Katrina made landfall at Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, at approximately 7:10 a.m. EDT on Aug. 29, 2005.
Small Businesses Consider Company Car vs. Personal Mileage Reimbursement In Hurricane Katrina’s Wake
Companies and individuals alike are now concerned that the federal mileage deduction or their company’s gas mileage reimbursement will no longer cover the costs of operating a vehicle for business purposes.
The online community known as craigslist is a San Francisco based site built in local classifieds and community forms. They’ve put together a page to help Katrina survivors put things together.
The Distributed Computing Industry Association (DCIA) and a trade organization for peer-to-peer software providers, content rights holders, and service-and-support companies will offer P2P users a chance to help Katrina victim by buying and sharing music.
Intel’s philanthropic division, the Intel Foundation, channeled a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. The foundation will also match employee contributions in support of the relief effort during the month of September.
Hurricane Katrina has devestated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast region with her fury. Bloggers can help and do our part.
The city of New Orleans has been blasted by Hurricane Katrina, but the newspaper has still continued to publish.