Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Investigating why the levees failed...

Photo courtesy of Baton Rouge Advocate. Click on photo see larger image.

A member of the U.S. Corps of Engineers stands guard over two sections of the 17th Street Canal floodwall that were removed yesterday. These sections will be sent to independent labs for testing as part of the corps' investigation of why the levee failed during Hurricane Katrina.

The investigation of levee failures is of major interest to the many people who lost their homes and are trying to decide if they should rebuild.