Monday, June 1, 2015

Large sections of New Orleans’ new Corps of Engineers levee system sinking ~Tom Hall
~Large sections of the $14.5 billion levee system constructed around the New Orleans area after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 are sinking and will have to be raised by 2025 in order to keep the areas inside the levees qualified for federal flood insurance, according to a report published May 20 by The Lens, a local investigative journalism outfit.
The poor design of the pre-Katrina levee system, installed piecemeal over the course of many decades, led to their breach in 2005, resulting in catastrophic flooding in over 80 percent of the city.

Welcome to 2015 Hurricane Season! Heavy rains flood businesses and strand drivers across New Orleans ~WWLTV

The flip side of years of no hurricanes: Good luck runs out ~Seth Borenstein, AP via WVUE

St Tammany building best hurricane communication system in the state ~Curt Sprang, WGNO