Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Katrina’

5 Years after Hurricane Katrina, a commemoration

This past Sunday was the five year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  The Katrina Commemoration Foundation and the Hip Hop Caucus joined over 105 endorsing organizations in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans to honor and commemorate all that was lost during the disaster.  Click here to see a short video about the march and here for amazing photos of over 2,000 people coming to honor those who passed in the storm and the Great Flood.

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IBEW members confront Gulf Coast crisis

News on the BP oil spill might slowly be leaking out of the headlines, but the repercussions of the disaster on the environment, the economy and people’s health are hardly fading away.

One organization working tirelessly to clean up the Gulf is the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). They’re out on the water every day cleaning up oil in an effort to improve the lives of local residents.

“This is my backyard. This is what I’ve grown up doing,” one IBEW electrician said in the video. “This is our life. If we don’t try to save this, we won’t have a tomorrow for our kids.”

Check out IBEW’s new video about their efforts to contain the spill, as well as the catastrophe’s effect on Louisiana. The rebuilding efforts from Hurricane Katrina have hardly started, and now they have to contend with BP’s disaster too.