Tag: Hurricane Harvey

Nursing home evacuation. AP File Photo: Gerald Hebert

Nursing Home Hurricane Evacuation Delays Led to Deaths, Says Attorney

Decisions to delay evacuation or shelter in place large numbers of nursing home residents during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have led to several deaths, an attorney says. However, other seniors who were evacuated died during or shortly after evacuation. This leaves managers of nursing homes in a quandary over what to do about residents in their care during natural disasters.

Steve Blatt helps a neighbor to retrieve an item from a debris pile in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Texas Congressmen Secure $15B for Harvey Relief Funding

Members of the Texas Congressional Delegation burned the midnight oil with Governor Greg Abbott and leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives to secure nearly $15 billion in disaster relief funding for the state. The funds will be included in an emergency disaster bill that is expected to pass the House on Thursday afternoon.

Nolte: Jennifer Lawrence’s Hateful Mouth Is Destroying Her Career

Because it was not that long ago, we all remember when we still liked actress Jennifer Lawrence. At 19, she knocked us all out in 2010’s Winter’s Bone. The following year she was the best thing in the box office hit X-Men: First Class. The year after that she went certified platinum when The Hunger Games topped off a domestic gross of $408 million.