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Hard Times in the Big Easy

Written by  KEVIN C. MILLER March 10, 2014

Even two weeks after it made landfall and more than 70 miles inland, Hurricane Katrina’s destructive force was evident. Driving through Baton Rouge, large trees were uprooted or snapped in two, signs were battered, and utility crews worked to repair infrastructure in the 95-degree heat. Located a few miles southeast of the city, the Greater Baton Rouge State Fairgrounds has cancelled its annual state fair. The reason? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and a number of companies were using the spacious area as a staging ground for the recovery efforts in New Orleans. Among those companies was Sprint Nextel Corp., created from the merger of Sprint and Nextel Communications, which closed just 18

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