Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina

State Farm, Coast whistleblowers facing off at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. by Ocean Springs sisters Cori and Kerri Rigsby. The Rigsbys proved at trial that State Farm defrauded the National Flood Insurance Program, but the insurance company is asking the high court to decide whether a seal on the case was violated when attorneys for the Rigsbys disclosed its existence.

Hurricane Katrina storm surge was beyond imagination

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Coast it pushed a wall of water on shore higher than any that had hit the United States before. The 28-foot storm surge exceeded the record set by Hurricane Camille, also on the Mississippi Coast.