Tag: "fire"

Katrina’s Ruins Home to Thousands of Homeless

Katrina’s Ruins Home to Thousands of Homeless

| February 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

By Cain Burdeau, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — The dark blue rescue van pulls up in front of a sad shell of a house, a few blocks from the police station and criminal court. It’s turning into a cold January night. Slipping on gloves, social workers Mike Miller and Katy Quigley head in. “Homeless outreach! […]

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WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

WWLTV Sunday Edition: Homeless in N.O.

| January 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Lesley Simpson / Eyewitness News Posted on January 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM The homeless situation in New Orleans appears to be a growing challenge, with more people on the streets and limited spaces in local shelters to accommodate them. The issue becomes a special concern on nights when the weather is so dangerously […]

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WWLTV: On Freezing Night, Group Works to get Homeless into Shelters

| January 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

by Monica Hernandez / Eyewitness News wwltv.com Posted on January 12, 2011 at 10:29 PM NEW ORLEANS- On a night when temperatures are expected to dip below freezing, Clarence White is on a mission. The UNITY outreach worker canvassed the entire New Orleans area Wednesday, working to get people off the streets, and out of the […]

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The Times-Picayune: Warehouse Deaths are a Wake-Up Call: A Guest Column by Martha Kegel and Mike Miller

The Times-Picayune: Warehouse Deaths are a Wake-Up Call: A Guest Column by Martha Kegel and Mike Miller

| January 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The tragic loss of eight young people, in the most lethal fire in New Orleans in 32 years, focuses attention on the problem of homelessness in abandoned buildings. The eight died last week trying to warm themselves with a fire in a barrel in a dilapidated warehouse. Survival fires started by homeless people of all […]

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The Times-Picayune: Victims of New Orleans Fire were Sheltering in a Death Trap: An Editorial

The Times-Picayune: Victims of New Orleans Fire were Sheltering in a Death Trap: An Editorial

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 6:22 AM Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 6:45 AM By Editorial page staff, The Times-Picayune The fire that killed eight young people who were squatting in an abandoned 9th Ward building early Tuesday morning shows that blight and homelessness are ills that can turn deadly. Two people who survived the […]

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Toll of Eight Lives in 9th Ward Fire is Highest in New Orleans in Decades

Toll of Eight Lives in 9th Ward Fire is Highest in New Orleans in Decades

| December 29, 2010 | 0 Comments

Published: Tuesday, December 28, 2010, 8:05 PM Updated: Wednesday, December 29, 2010, 6:52 AM By Laura Maggi, The Times-Picayune New Orleans’ deadliest blaze in decades took the lives of eight squatters who were trying to keep warm by huddling around an open fire in an abandoned 9th Ward building on one of the coldest nights […]

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Eight Homeless Youth Die in New Orleans Fire – What Does it Say About the U.S.?

Eight Homeless Youth Die in New Orleans Fire – What Does it Say About the U.S.?

| December 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Bill Quigley, Legal Director, Center ofr Constitutional Rights, Professor, Loyola New Orleans Posted December 28, 2010, Huffington Post Eight young people, who the Fire Department said were “trying to stay warm,” perished in a raging fire during the night in New Orleans. They were squatting in an abandoned wood framed tin walled warehouse in […]

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Fox 8 News: Wintry Forecast Leaves Some Edgy over Potential Squatter Fires

Fox 8 News: Wintry Forecast Leaves Some Edgy over Potential Squatter Fires

| December 27, 2010 | 0 Comments

Reported by: Sabrina Wilson, Reporter Email: swilson@fox8tv.net Last Update: 1/10 6:43 pm New Orleans – The wintry forecast for the rest of the week has some people in the city nervous about the possibility of more fires being ignited by squatters. Those concerns are fueled by a fire which recently killed eight young squatters in […]

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WWLTV: As Temperatures Drop, Concerns Grow About Fires in Abandoned Buildings

WWLTV: As Temperatures Drop, Concerns Grow About Fires in Abandoned Buildings

| December 13, 2010 | 0 Comments

by Scott Satchfield / Eyewitness News wwltv.com Posted on December 13, 2010 at 10:16 PM Updated Monday, Dec 13 at 10:16 PM NEW ORLEANS — It’s a rescue effort in neighborhoods across the city. When temperatures plunge to dangerous, freezing levels — as expected Monday night — crews from UNITY of Greater New Orleans fan […]

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