While musicians are beginning to return, the New Orleans music scene will probably never completely recover from the effects of Hurricane Katrina. Many local artists, popular fixtures in the music community, relocated to other cities after Katrina. Some even moved to other countries. Those who were able to make a name for themselves in their new homes will most likely never come back permanently.
Still others always intended to come back to New Orleans or they never left in the first place. It is this group that has had Continue reading ‘How Has Hurricane Katrina Impacted the Music Scene of New Orleans?’ »
Advances in architecture and engineering have afforded many modern and sophisticated ways to create safer structures, homes and urban environments. With the advantages afforded by the most sophisticated techniques and the newest technologies the chance to build a better and safer world becomes possible. From floods to earthquakes, new advances and technologies have been able to offer a level of safety that was simply not possible even a few decades ago.
Building safer is an important issue when you consider the loss of life and economic cost of recovery in the event of a natural Continue reading ‘Building Safer: How New Techniques Can Protect From Natural Disaster’ »
No one wants to be in a natural disaster. Natural disasters interrupt lives and can cause millions in damages. There is a fear when it comes to natural disasters, but you can help yourself by being prepared. Tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires are at least seen, even though they can happen quickly. An earthquake has no warning usually and cannot be seen, just felt. There are things that you can do to your home and business to make sure the can withstand an earthquake. This is in no way saying that they will be fine afterwards, but you Continue reading ‘How to Earthquake-proof Your Home or Business’ »
Natural disasters seem to be occurring with more frequency these days, but that could simply be because they are well-represented by the media. Nonetheless, every household should be stocked with necessary supplies in the event that a natural disaster takes place in the community. Although most people have a least a small store of food canned food items on hand, many people do not have the basics in their homes to comfortably survive the aftermath of a natural disaster. Continue reading ‘Living In the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster’ »