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Remembering ‘The Cajun Navy’ [VIDEO]

Among the many anniversary specials that aired this past week, CBS' piece on the 'Cajun Navy' is my favorite, and is a powerful reminder that as strong as the winds and waters of Katrina were, the hearts and heroism of the people of Louisiana were far, far stronger.

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Mobile Pet Shelter Ready For State’s Next Natural Disaster

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry has a new mobile pet shelter ready for use in times of natural disaster.

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National Guard Opens Katrina Museum In New Orleans

The Louisiana National Guard opens an exhibit to those who served and were served during the days after Hurricane Katrina.

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New Orleans Faces Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina
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Abandoned New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, there are still abandoned buildings and businesses all over New Orleans - Serene and creepy at the same time.

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Steve Gleason Act Heads To Presidents Desk

This act will make speech generating devices more accessible for those that are affected by ALS or other diseases that effect the brain's ability to control speech. This funding will be made possible through our nations Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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Louisiana Road Home Program- Auditor Finds Books Off By $939 Million Dollars

A program designed to get Louisiana families back on their feet after the 2005 hurricanes may be taking all the tax payers to the cleaners. Louisiana's Road Home Program shows almost a 1 Billion dollar discrepancy.

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House in the Ninth Ward damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
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State Insurance Officials Meet With State Farm Over Hurricane Insurance Deductibles

Did you know your hurricane insurance deductible was going up? Chances are if you're with State Farm it already has. Louisiana Insurance officials are in talks with the company to help homeowners avoid huge deductibles in the event of a storm.

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Tulane Study Indicates Link Between Hurricanes And Heart Attacks

Almost ten years after the storm, researchers are finding ways that hurricanes like Katrina have impacted our state. This new data could help save lives in the post recovery phase of a land falling hurricane.

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Resurrecting Jazzland – Plans Are In The Works

What is now a ghost town could once again become a thriving theme park in the New Orleans area. Could Jazzland be on its way back in New Orleans?

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Could Hurricanes Become Louisiana’s Next Major Energy Source?

What if you could harness the energy of a hurricane and reduce its destructive capabilities at the same time? One researcher believes the technology is already available.

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