Thursday, December 01, 2005

Louisiana Levee Inquiry Faults Army Corps...

During my visit to New Orleans this past weekend I heard anger vented towards the Parish Levee Boards and the US Army Corps of Engineers over the failure of the levees during Hurricane Katrina. This anger may be justified. According to this article in today's New York Times, preliminary findings indicate that the levee that was toppled at the 17th Street Canal was built without regard for the weakness of the soil.

While the winds of Hurricane Katrina caused considerable damage it was the WATER DAMAGE that destroyed the city. I'll post more photos later this week.