Louisiana flood

October 10, 2016

Oct. 10: A rocky rebuilding path

The Advocate’s editorial board says that while New Orleans’ recovery from Hurricane Katrina is rightly celebrated across America, several mistakes occurred that made it harder for poor families to recover from the flooding that devastated the city.
October 3, 2016

Oct. 3: Poor residents face toughest rebuild

The catastrophic floods that hit the Baton Rouge region in August did not discriminate, hitting rich, poor and middle class neighborhoods all the same.
September 21, 2016

Sept. 21: Funding for flood relief, Flint linked

As gutted remnants of homes continue to line streets throughout south Louisiana, a federal aid package remains on hold as part of a temporary government funding bill.
September 12, 2016

Sept. 12: Louisiana gets a break

The Nola.com/Times-Picayune editorial board praises the federal government’s decision to reduce Louisiana’s financial obligations for flood response, but notes that taxpayers still face a hefty bill at a time when the state’s finances are precarious.