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Lake Charles takes center stage in book by Berkeley, Calif., sociologist

In Conversation: Robert Reich and Arlie Hochschild

I’m talking to Arlie Hochschild, renowned sociologist and author of Strangers in Their Own Land, a book that goes into Tea Party Louisiana to understand why […]

A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild

A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild – Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics

Happy Veterans Day General

Happy Veterans Day General we Love you we wouldn’t be here if it hadn’t been for you 💯 #PhotoGrid

How major weather events are impacting US infrastructure

FOX News – Rescue efforts are under way in North Carolina. Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore says the aftermath of Florence will be one of the […]

Hurricanes, floods and infrastructure failure

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Russel Honore on the Government Response to Hurricane Florence

CSPAN – Lieutenant General Russel Honoré (Retired), who commanded the military’s response to Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, talked about the government response to Hurricane Florence.

Retired general tells MSNBC Trump needs to ‘stay off the damn golf course’ and focus on Hurricane Florence

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who led the government’s response to Hurricane Katrina, had harsh words for President Trump on MSNBC this Thursday, disputing the president’s tweets […]

Honore on Florence: ‘It’s going to be like a weapon of mass destruction’

MSNBC – Ali Velshi talks with retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, about how prepared the U.S. is for this storm […]

Louisiana’s wetlands are ‘a gift’ and we need to protect it

While southeast Louisiana was spared from Gordon, we know that our wetlands are the first line of defense when it comes to tropical weather. Photographer Brian […]

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, retired Army general and community activist

LPB- Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, retired Army general and community activist

Don’t Get Stuck on Stupid!

WBRZ Sunday Journal Exclusive first look at General Honore’s new book, “Don’t Get Stuck on Stupid!”

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Please don't include me on Political BS I do Disaster, Preparedness,Response, Recovery&Save Mother Earth, LeadershipInAction Thanks @CNN — Russel L. Honore' (@ltgrusselhonore) October 31, 2017

Honore: Trump cabinet has let down the people of Puerto Rico

Lt. Gen. Russell Honore (Ret.) managed the U.S. government’s response to Hurricane Katrina. Now he’s calling on the Trump administration to step up it’s response to […]

How to survive a hurricane: The lessons we should have learned from Katrina

Russel Honoré writes that dealing with any disaster includes three phases: Preparation, response, and recovery

White House Scrambles to Show Trump is Concerned About Puerto Rico

General Honoré speaks on the White House response to hurricane Maria.

Honoré: Mother Nature will win initially

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, who commanded the response to Hurricane Katrina, said that with Hurricane Irma, “Mother Nature will win” initially, and the response to […]

Visioning Workshop

According to Lt. Gen. Russel Honore (Ret.), a U.S. Army General best known as the “Category 5 General” for his striking leadership style in coordinating military […]

Katrina commander reunites with twins he helped save

Katrina commander reunites with twins he helped save – CNN News

Former commander at Korea’s DMZ on the Kim Jong Un threat

Louisiana’s own Lt. General Russel Honore (US Army ret.) was once the commander of the 2nd. Infantry Division at the Demilitarized Zone between North and south […]

Major figure in Katrina aftermath says no FEMA, NOAA leaders at start of hurricane season ‘should scare hell out of everybody’

With an above average hurricane season predicted, the lack of leadership at two agencies responsible for protecting the United States’ coast lines should be a sobering […]

Gen. Russel Honoré on The Weather Channel

Discussing the President Trump’s withdrawal from Paris climate deal.    

Saluting our Military Hero Speakers

Watch “Saluting our Military Hero Speakers” on Vimeo.

Honoré talks about leadership at ALx

The Army Leader Exchange hosted a lecture by retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré at the Lewis and Clark Center May 2. A question-and-answer session followed.

Vanishing America: Chemical Threat from a Rising Sea

How the rising sea levels affect the “Chemical Corridor”.

The Call to Resilient Leadership amid Environmental Disaster

Russel Honoré knows a disaster when he sees one. A decorated retired Lt. General from the Army, he is lauded as the guy who got it […]

Words of Wisdom Retired Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré

Topics:  My Motivation To Attend College The Importance of HBCUs The Public-Private Charter School Debate Federal Government and Public Education Patriotism, Poverty and Education

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Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré Provides Tips on Staying Safe During Severe Weather

Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré is an expert on dealing with natural disasters. As commander of the Joint Task Force Katrina, he took control of relief […]

Timeline: Fatal Flood

A timeline of America’s worst flood in history. In 1927, the Mississippi River broke levees and flooded farmlands in one of the U.S.’s worst natural disasters. […]

Top 10 Historic U.S. Floods

In light of the current flooding of the Mississippi River, TIME’s Kayla Webley spoke to Robert Holmes, a flood expert with the U.S. Geological Survey, about […]

Pointe Coupee community dubbed ‘Flood City’

Like thousands of other households across the region, residents in a quaint Pointe Coupee Parish community have gutted their houses and must now figure out how […]

Investigative Unit: Concerns raised over pump maintenance after floods

Dozens of homeowners who typically flood in a low lying area of Pointe Coupee Parish blame bad maintenance on a drainage pump, and a failure of […]

Gen. Honoré rallies the bloggers

New Orleans’ battalion of online revolutionaries convened for the eighth annual Rising Tide event at Xavier University on Saturday with a surprisingly traditional hero headlining as […]

Former commander of Joint Task Force Katrina encourages students, community leaders at Methodist speech

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré encouraged community leaders and students Friday not to be afraid to do the impossible.

Broadwell: Watch the wolves, bless the sheepdogs

Remember to look after the “sheepdogs” who watch over us, retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré said Friday at Methodist University.

Hurricane Tips From Cuba

“Cuba manages hurricanes well,” said Russel L. Honoré, the retired lieutenant general who commanded military relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.

Gen. Honoré offers advice on building a strong family unit

How can U.S. military core values be used by parents to build stronger families?

Hitting the gym with survivor Gen. Russel Honoré

When Gen. Russel Honoré went into the hospital in June 2012, seven years after leading the federal disaster response to Hurricane Katrina, he thought he was […]

Storm surge risks are key theme after Hurricane Isaac and Super Storm Sandy

“How do we create that culture of preparedness?” asked retired Lt. Col. Russel Honoré, a CNN contributor and disaster preparedness expert.

Anti-gang efforts paying off for Aurora

CHICAGO-Given Aurora’s exceptional year without a murder on the books in 2012, opinions abound related to what has changed with respect to the city’s policing strategies.

How to help Louisiana flood victims

Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, U.S. Army (Ret.), on the aftermath of the flooding in Louisiana.

Honoré: Take on the Impossible

NEW ORLEANS-Russel Honoré knows all too well what it’s like to live without electricity. “When we lose power, it sets back the way we live 100 […]

Gen. Honoré: Sandy recovery is stumbling

Russel Honoré led Task Force Katrina in the aftermath of the hurricane that struck the Gulf Coast in 2005. Gen. Honoré is a senior scientist with […]

Scrambling to Prepare for Sandy

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré discusses preparations for Hurricane Sandy with CNN’s Don Lemon.

Gen. Russel Honoré recalls heroes’ sacrifice

Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré spoke at the Patriot Awards Banquet on Tuesday in rememberance of Sept. 11, 2001.

Buzz on Business: Media tour timed with DigiFest South

Retired Lt. General Russel Honoré will be the guest speaker at the Bossier Chamber of Commerce’s Patriot Awards banquet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. […]

It is now your turn

More than 1,300 individuals are officially part of the UL alumni family today after receiving their diplomas during Saturday’s commencement exercises.

Datdaio Enterprises Launches the Because You Serve Campaign

It goes on to give an example of this fact: …and, how proud was the entire country to see Commander LTG Russel Honoré barking out orders […]

University of West Georgia: General Honoré Recap and Video

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré brought to UWG a lifetime of wisdom and a sense of perspective as he challenged students to step up and solve […]

Lt. General Russel Honoré, U.S. Army (Ret.), to Deliver Opening Keynote Address at 9-1-1 Industry Alliance National Workshop on 9-1-1 Overload

The 9-1-1 Industry Alliance (9IA) is pleased to announce that retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré will be the opening keynote speaker at the 9IA National […]

General Honore: What Is Military Preparedness? Winning The First Battle

Let us listen closely to General Russel Honoré’s warning. Lt. General Russel Honoré ( retired) gave the keynote speech at the 2011 NAPE luncheon in Houston, […]

On My Honor

Retired Lt. General talks about next generation leadership…

WWII Veteran Gets Bronze Star

General Russel L. Honoré presents the Bronze Star Medal to PFC Douglas W. Kearney of Milford.

Honoré: ‘To live free is a privilege’

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré emphasized the importance of education for today’s youth during his visit to Grambling State University on Thursday.

A general talks storm lessons since Katrina

As Tropical Storm Irene pelted parts of New England, New York and New Jersey on Sunday morning, spoke with retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. […]

West Point’s Buffalo Soldiers mark 50th at Sept. 4 gala

The keynote address by retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré will be “The Buffalo Soldier … No Longer Forgotten.”

For lesson in shared sacrifice, send Congress to boot camp

Like most veterans, the men and women who have worn our nation’s uniform to defend this country, I am furious with and disappointed in the state […]

We Need To ‘Encourage a Culture of Preparedness’

…”a culture of preparedness,” to borrow a phrase Russel L. Honoré, who directed (rescue) military efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Honore has written a […]

Largo Pays Tribute to Fallen Heroes on Memorial Day

Keynote speaker Lt. General Russel L. Honoré delivers a powerful speech at Largo Central Park Sunset Memorial Day Ceremony.

CHS Graduate Chase Brown Honored with Other LA Cadets & Midshipmen …

Attendees of the reception were addressed by Lt. General Russel L. Honoré (Ret. ), who played an instrumental part in Louisiana recovery following Hurricane Katrina. Chase, […]

Honore: U.S. commander in S. Korea faces ‘balancing act’

Russel Honoré has a pretty good idea of what is going on right now in the mind of Army Gen. Walter L. “Skip” Sharp, commander of […]

General message targets war on poverty

In a speech that was more like a tent revival than military briefing, or business meeting, retired U.S. Army Gen. Russel Honoré admonished approximately 60 listeners […]

Fisher House gives refuge to war wounded, families

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré knows a thing or two about rehabilitation.

Become a Hero. Louisiana Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross

General Russel Honoré’ was recently announced as Honorary Chairman of the statewide Heroes campaign. Become a Hero.

“Category 5 General” speaks at Red Cross fundraiser in Anderson

ANDERSON — A few minutes alone with Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré leaves little question that he loves the United States and the men and women who […]

Gen. Honoré: Evacuate most vulnerable Haitians

The general told CNN last week that the U.S. military should have responded sooner to the earthquake in Haiti because “time is of the essence” in […]

ABC Students Inspired by General Honoré

New Canaan ABC students recently had the opportunity to meet with Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Russel L. Honoré, a three-star general who served as the commander of […]

Honoré calls for preparedness: Retired general warns of another Hurricane Katrina unless lessons are learned in America

Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, a former instructor at the Command and General Staff College, spoke to Intermediate Level Education students and faculty about “Building a […]

2010 SunGard Business Continuity Software International User Group Forum

WAYNE, Pa., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ — Lt. General Russel Honoré, who is best known for his management of the recovery efforts following Hurricane Katrina, will deliver […]

Independent Petroleum Association of America Blog

Action Packed Membership Luncheon Line-up at 80th Annual Meeting Attendees of IPAA’s 80th Annual Meeting are sure to enjoy hearing LT. General Russel L. Honoré, US […]

Trucks at Work Blog: Lessons From a Sheepdog

“Remember this: you’ve got to take care of your people, but don’t forget to also take care of your sheepdogs. “ Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honoré […]

In Book, Katrina Task Force’s Gen. Honoré Urges U.S. To Move Towards “Culture Of Preparedness”

The most high profile American associated with citizen preparedness may be Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Russel L. Honoré who came to national prominence for his work in […]

U.S. and Cuba Work Together on Storms

Among those who made the trip last month were Russel Honoré, a retired lieutenant general who was the commander of the military’s Hurricane Katrina task force;…

Floridians too complacent about hurricane menace, Katrina veteran warns

TAMPA — Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré, the man widely credited with restoring order to a chaotic post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans, has a word of warning for […]

Blank ticker sends signal to Cubans

Mr. Smith was in Havana last week to lead a delegation on disaster co-operation, particularly after hurricanes. Among its members were Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, […]

Hurricane/Natural Disaster Preparedness: Are You Ready?

To combat persistent U.S. disaster denial, especially in hurricane-prone regions, Firestorm Solutions, LLC presented a free hour-long preparedness webinar on July 13 at 3 p.m. EDT.


LEXINGTON, Va., June 26, 2009. The linchpin role that the National Guard and Reserve components of the Armed Forces play in the defense of the American […]

Government Technology: Technology’s Role in Disaster Mitigation

Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré believes that the key to mitigating the effect of disasters lies in being prepared for them.

Government Technology: Creating a Culture of Preparedness is the Best Hope for Disaster Mitigation, Lt. Gen. Russel Honore Says

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has come a long way since Hurricane Katrina in its response to disasters but the country has a long way […]

Gen. Russel Honoré Grades Memphis’s Preparedness

WREG – He’s called the general who saved New Orleans after Katrina or the “John Wayne” of the bayou.

Sentinel-Tribune: Sick of U.S. health Status

With his cajun drawl nand no-nonsense style, retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré chewed out American Thursday for fouling up health care.

CNN: Honoré: Sandbags won’t save your life

Residents in the flood plains of North Dakota need to flee to high ground because “you cannot depend on a sandbag dike to save your life,” […]

Plan ahead or get left behind, speaker says

WHNS – The two most important days in a man’s life are the day he is born and the day he figures out why he was […]

Poor health care a threat to U.S. security

Americans aren’t getting what we pay for in health care, and it’s endangering not just our lives, but our nation’s security.

LRA OKs generator program

State officials did not exactly salute retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré on Wednesday, but they may be on the same page as the “hero” of […]

New Leadership, New Hopes

How much difference will the Obama administration make to the recovery of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast?

3rd Annual Homeland Defense and Security Education Summit

This Year’s Theme: Creating the Professional Homeland Defender Guest Speaker: LTG Russel Honoré, USA (ret)

Lt. General Honoré Delivers Rousing Address

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – Students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrated Founder’s Day at Southern University Monday. The university is 129 years old and still growing. […]

World Class New Orleans: STILL Not Stuck on Stupid

General Russel Honoré was the speaker Sunday for NPR’s “This I Believe” segment. He tells a good story and still serves as a witness to truth […]

Emergency Preparedness Key to Communities

Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré, who led the U.S. Department of Defense’ s response to Hurricane Katrina and Rita, made his way to Fort Valley State […]

Jindal’s out-of-touch gov’t-bashing: The Swamp

Russel Honoré and the U.S. military that seemed to mark a turn for the better in New Orleans. Whether it’s popular to say or not, it […]


The following information was released by Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe: U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today reintroduced the Federal Emergency Management Advancement Act of 2009, (S. […]

Anderson Cooper 360: Blog Archive – Wall Street, Main Street and…

Russel L. Honoré LT. Gen. U.S. Army (Retired). I think in the spirit and soul of MLK, we should remind the leaders of this great nation […]

300 Graduate From Va. State

ETTRICK — When Lt. Gen. Russel L. Honore took charge in New Orleans after Katrina hit in 2005…

CNN Commentary: U.S. Needs ‘Culture of Preparedness’

Editors Note: Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré led the military response to Hurricanes Rita and Katrina. As Commanding General First U.S. Army, Honoré commanded…

Katrina general retiring from the Army

FOREST PARK, Ga. — The gruff, cigar-chomping general who led federal troops into New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina is convinced America hasn’t learned its lesson from […]

CNN: Lt. Gen. Honoré a ‘John Wayne Dude’

Commander of relief effort in New Orleans takes charge…