• Former President George W. Bush dances with band director Asia Muhaimin as the band plays, during a visit  to Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Residents across Gulf remember Katrina’s might, recovery

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With prayer and the somber ringing of church bells and the uplifting sounds of brass bands and music, residents across Mississippi and Louisiana Saturday will pay homage to those who died in Hurricane Katrina, thank those who came to rebuild and celebrate how far the region has come from that devastating day when the hurricane struck.

    Updated: 1:40 am

  • Strong winds and waves batter the coast as Tropical Storm Erika approaches Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, Friday, August 28, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included several people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

    Tropical storm weakens, but leaves 20 dead in Caribbean

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika was losing its punch, apparently dissipating even as it drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic early Saturday. But it left devastation in its path, killing at least 20 people and leaving another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

    Updated: 6:40 am

  • Chevelle Washington, right, sits in the hospital room of her sister, Chelette Price, in Houston on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. One profound change wrought by Hurricane Katrina was the splitting of families as a mass evacuation from chaotic New Orleans sent thousands, including Washington's family, to the safety of other cities. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

    Katrina-scattered families rebuild separately and together

    HOUSTON (AP) — Bunk beds dominate the narrow living room of Chevelle Washington’s modest three-bedroom brick townhouse apartment. A large box in the corner is piled high with kids’ shoes. The 51-year-old is raising six of her grandchildren. Her home is a refuge, a haven.

  • Former President George W. Bush laughs with Doris Hicks, CEO/Principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Charter School of Science and Technology, during a roundtable discussion on education at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points — to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Tropical storm warnings in Dominican Republic, Bahamas

    MIAMI (AP) — New tropical storm warnings have been issued for parts of the Dominican Republic and the Bahamas as Tropical Storm Erika approaches.

  • Strong winds and waves batter the coast as Tropical Storm Erika approaches Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, Friday, August 28, 2015. Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam Friday over the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that included several people killed on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said. (AP Photo/Tatiana Fernandez)

    Puerto Rico braces for TS Erika after 4 dead in Dominica

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A weakening Tropical Storm Erika drenched Haiti and the Dominican Republic on Friday after leaving a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people and left another 31 missing on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

    Updated: 9:12 pm

  • In this May 10, 2007, file photo, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a football to some of the workers that took a break while working on a Habitat for Humanity home in the Musicians Village in the Ninth Ward of  New Orleans. Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in an epic disaster zone in the spring of 2006. Yet, in the decade since Hurricane Katrina laid waste to much of New Orleans, it has become apparent to the record-setting quarterback that the timing of his career-threating, throwing-shoulder injury, which left him with no better option than to become a Saint, could not have been better. (AP Photo/Bill Haber, File)

    Longtime Saints recall the team’s role in Katrina recovery

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coming off a career-threatening injury, Drew Brees had little choice but to sign with a downtrodden franchise in a disaster zone. Sean Payton became coach of the Saints only after being passed over for the job he really wanted in Green Bay.

  • President Barack Obama greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Obama says New Orleans is ‘moving forward’ after hurricane

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Jack Beven, senior hurricane specialist, tracks the movement of Tropical Storm Erika as it moves westward towards islands in the eastern Caribbean, at the National Hurricane Center, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015, in Miami. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for Puerto Rico, the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, and the Leeward islands. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

    TS Erika swirls toward Puerto Rico, dumps heavy rain

    ROSEAU, Dominica (AP) — Tropical Storm Erika pounded the eastern Caribbean island of Dominica on Thursday, unleashing flooding and mudslides that killed at least four people and knocked out power and water supplies.

  • Firefighters with Valley Fire Department District 1 redirect traffic, Wednesday night, Aug. 26, 2015, at the intersection of County Road 350 and County Road 390 east of Farmington, N.M., in the Crouch Mesa Area. (Jon Austria/The Daily Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT NO SALES

    Strong storm causes flooding in San Juan County

    AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Some homes remain without power Thursday, the morning after an intense thunderstorm downed trees and flooded roadways in San Juan County