A large explosion rocks new orleans this morning. The resulting chemical fire caused towering flames and huge clouds of smoke. Authorities were trying to get a hazardous materials team to the area.
Early this morning, thousands of pounds of much needed supplies were loaded into a Federal Express jet. At Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The destination, a ravaged Gulf Of Mexico where hurricane victims are desperately waiting.
"I want the American people to know that we understand how dire this situation is. And we're gonna do everything we can to get that aid down to that individual," FEMA Director Michael Brown said.
The Houston Astrodome is a temporary shelter for more than 10 thousand evacuees from the New Orleans area. But the Astrodome stopped accepting people last night after the city's fire marshal ordered no one else be allowed inside.
Last night, the senate approved a 10-and a half billion dollar disaster relief bill for the victims of the storm.
"We're working very aggressively to reverse this natural disaster which is one of the worst that we've seen in the last hundred years." Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said.
Later today, President Bush is scheduled to take an aerial tour of the destruction.
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:40:36 GMT
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.Margie Hamm, 34, was arrested and charged with homicide by child abuse, according to the Columbia Police Department.PoliceMore >>
A Columbia woman has been arrested after a child in her care died over the weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:52 AM EDT2013-05-23 15:52:35 GMT
The oldest excuse in the book did not work for a Nacogdoches woman behind on her child support Wednesday, according to Nacogdoches County authorities.According to the report, a deputy arrived on the 11,000More >>
The oldest excuse in the book did not work for a Nacogdoches woman behind on her child support Wednesday, according to Nacogdoches County authorities.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:39 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:39:12 GMT
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening. According to ElizabethMore >>
Lindale Independent School District was contacted this week by the Freedom from Religion Foundation about a music program scheduled at E.J. Moss Intermediate school on Thursday evening.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:03 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:03:05 GMT
Dozens of East Texas soldiers are home with their families for the first time in more than a year. The forty men and women of Delta Company 3-144 spent nine of the last 16 months serving in Afghanistan. TheMore >>
Forty men and women of Delta Company 3-144 are home after spending more than a year away from family and friends.More >>