Mark Schleifstein

Times-Picayune

Guest

Environmental reporter for the Times-Picayune, which won two Pultizer Prizes for its coverage of the Katrina disaster, and co-author of Path of Destruction: the Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms

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After going offshore, Tropical Storm Harvey is now poised to return to Houston. Residents near two dams have been told to evacuate, as officials release water from them.

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Hurricane Isaac  is by no means forgotten.

Hurricane Isaac Stalls over Louisiana

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The Mississippi River has swamped houses and devastated farmlands from Illinois to Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi, and it's headed for what residents call "the last place on Earth…

Louisiana Prepares for the Worst

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