Monday, September 6, 2010

Corps of Engineers is making plans to strengthen floodwalls and levees
~Sheila Grissett

~About 18 miles of floodwalls and levee line the three canals, and the corps' refusal to either completely replace them or re-engineer the canals so walls aren't needed for flood protection is a politically and emotionally charged topic in an area that could flood again if the buttressed walls and levees don't hold.
Forensic investigators estimate that 80 percent of the water that inundated metro New Orleans and the Old Metairie-Old Jefferson area of East Jefferson poured through the 17th Street and London Avenue floodwalls, which broke long before the storm surge from Lake Pontchartrain reached their tops.
~Please also see: Fix the Pumps

Radio show caller confirms that Corps' New Orleans pumps probably won’t work in high water event

Intensifying Hermine closes in on the Texas/Mexico coast~Wunderblog

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