Hurricane Katrina Web Resources

Hurricane Katrina Web Resources (many via this list on ResourceShelf):

News aggregators

NewsNow coverage of Katrina search of “Katrina” articles

Google news search of “Katrina”

Yahoo news search “katrina”

AOL news search “katrina”

MSN News search “katrina”

Articles, photos, links tagged “katrina”


Flickr “katrina” cluster


Live TV Coverage from WDSU-TV, New Orleans, LA

Live TV Coverage from WWL-TV, New Orleans, LA

Live TV Coverage from WPMI, Mobile, AL

Police Scanner, Mobile, AL Police Department

Various Webcams In and Around New Orleans

NWS Weather Radio, New Orleans, LA

Various hurricane resources

Louisiana Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness

Current Observations, (via LSU Hurricane Center)

National Weather Service Forecast Office, New Orleans/Baton Rouge, LA

National Buoy Data Center–Latest Observations near Hurricane Katrina

National Hurricane Center

All Current U.S. Weather Warnings

The Most Intense Hurricanes in the United States 1851-2004

Costliest U.S. Hurricanes 1900-2004 (unadjusted)

The Deadliest Atlantic Tropical Cyclones, 1492-1996

The Deadliest, Costliest, and Most Intense United States Tropical Cyclones From 1851 to 2004

U.S. Mainland Hurricane Strikes by State, 1851-2004

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Katrina headline writers prepping: “Katastrophe” “Kategory 5”

Katrina headline writers prepping: “Katastrophe” “Kategory 5”: is reporting that Katrina is the “4th strongest” Atlantic hurricane ever recorded.


Hurricane Katrina is an extremely dangerous Category 5 storm on the
Saffir-Simpson scale. Maximum sustained winds are at 175 mph. Katrina
continues not only grow stronger, but it continues to grow larger.
Hurricane-force winds extend 90 miles from the center on the eastern
side of Katrina, 75 miles to the northwest and 50 miles to the
southwest. Sustained tropical storm force winds are not far from the
Gulf Coast and should move in later this afternoon….

Effects from Katrina will not be confined to coastal areas. Once
Hurricane Katrina makes landfall, it will progress inland Monday into
Tuesday with a trail of flooding rains and damaging winds across
Mississippi and Alabama and then into Tennessee.

Update: Katrina targeting U.S. oil operations: This is either a lot of “crying wolf” or we’re going to paying a lot for a gallon of gas in the coming weeks.

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New Orleans mandatory evacuation

New Orleans mandatory evacuation: A category 5 hurricane hitting New Orleans is the worst conceivable scenario. Here are some New Orleans-area blogs tracking Katrina (I’ll keep adding as I discover more – please add comments if you know of more):

New Orleans Times-Picayune Breaking News Weblog

Brendan Loy

A collection of LiveJournal “eyewitness accounts” of Katrina. (via: Rogers)

Harmony St. Charles

Metroblogging New Orleans (collaborative blog)

Kaye Trammell has set up a Hurricane Update blog at LSU. (via: Josh Hallett)

Don’t know how long these will last, but here are some webcams in New Orleans: bourbocams bridgecam quartercam

Also helpful for finding Katrina-related blog postings:

WeatherUnderground’s aggregator: Wunder Blog Directory’s Hurricane Center

Storm Digest weblog

Update: (12:06 PM CDT) Rogers Cadenhead is also looking for New Orleans bloggers via GeoURL.

Update II: (5.40 PM CDT) Terry Teachout has found some more Katrina bloggers. (via: Jeff Jarvis)

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