Katrina 10: The New Levees

Number 27430
Subject Disasters
Source Weather Channel/InsideClimate News/The Investigative Fund
Year 2015
Publication Date Aug. 26, 2016
Summary Of all the questions asked about New Orleans’ progress 10 years after the disaster that killed nearly 1,500 residents and clouded its future, the most persistent has been this: Is it safer now? Interviews with engineers and storm experts for the "Katrina 10: The New Levees" investigation, by The Weather Channel and The Lens, resulted in answers filled with caveats and concerns. The best summation: It’s safer for houses, but not necessarily for the people who live in them.
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Keywords Disasters; Hurricane Katrina; New Orleans; levees; weather; public safety
Related Links http://katrina.weather.com/chapter/new-orleans-levees/
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