Sunday, August 22, 2010

To a fuller picture on recovery, Flood+5 ~Times-Picayune editorial
~Just last week, Hank Stuever of The Washington Post noted, with not-so-veiled disdain, that for New Orleanians, Katrina did not cause the flood is a mantra, while New Orleans is below sea level seems an irrelevant bit of trivia.” Sea level is not the relevant factor in managing water and preventing flooding in a flat river delta, as anyone who understands what happened during Katrina knows. Indeed, flooding is the most common risk of disaster for the vast majority of Americans. Recent floods in Nashville and Missouri, both located hundreds of feet above sea level, attest to that. After Katrina, Congress ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to come up with a plan to give us that ultimate level of protection. Instead, what the Corps submitted was an unwieldy, cafeteria-style inventory of choices that are unlikely to produce a real plan in the near future. That’s unacceptable five years after the federal levee failures flooded our region — and the Corps’ dithering warrants national attention.

Mayor's office to attend Levee Breach Historic Marker Dedication
~Also, a member of the mayor's office will be on the Team to nominate further breach sites to the National Register of Historic Places.

Tropical Depression Six arrives ~Wunderblog

Martha's Vineyard: Notes On a 5 Year
New Orleans Evacuation
~Karen Dalton-Beninato

7 Days 2 Year 5:
A Photographic Journey

Coming up in this week’s Gambit:
All Katrina All the Time!

Second Line Season Starts Today With The Valley Of Silent Men
~Red Cotton, Gambit
~DebCotton TobeContinued BrassBand playing 10pm tonite @the Wolf Den 907 S. Peters in the Warehouse District. $5 cover kitchen is open #footwork #nola

A Sentimental Mood (in New Orleans)
~Musings of an Artist's Wife

Jus'sayin...Editilla thinks about this all the time....yes, and you and I!

Photographers Reflect on The Flood, Katrina and Rita, Five Years Later
~Yukiko Yamagata

To amplify some of Dambala’s recent posts. Follow the money folks ~slabbed

Neighbors join in and KaBOOM! Playgrounds appear!

LA State waters open to fishing

BP Begins "Fishing Operation" - and Open Thread ~Oil Drum

BP oil spill disaster could end up working in favor of coastal restoration
~Bob Marshall

LSU researchers survey health impacts of BP Oil Disaster

Oil spill stigma affecting Louisiana housing market~Alexandria Town Talk

Project Eco-Delta:
Design for Coastal Cities

Experts discuss ways to fix oil damage
~The discussion took place in the Acadiana Center for the Arts against the backdrop of "Shifting," an exhibit by New Orleans artist Michel Varisco that includes several photographic images of the coastal wetlands and Gulf of Mexico before and after the oil spill.

~ Editilla Yall think Editilla so damn hard? Inglorious Brad Pitt want his scalps of Oil Spill Perps! HA! #bpcares #oilspill #nola

BP Gulf Oil Spill cleanup relies on vacuum excavators

BP now removing “drill pipe and OTHER EQUIPMENT” from wellhead; Experts believe it’s the CASING (VIDEOS)~Florida Oil Spill Law
~oilflorida Fed-friendly Ed Overton slips up -- Reveals storms can AEROSOLIZE weathered oil and SPREAD IT AROUND (VIDEO)...

New oil spill lawsuit seeks to test limit on puntitive damage awards
~Michelle Krupa

Officials in four states say Gulf Coast deserves economic development after oil spill~Robert McClendan

Mobile food vendors cropping up around BR~Chad Calder

Sunflowers in the Bonnet Carre Spillway are more than pretty
~Sheila Stroup

And now a little note from da'Humid Beings...

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