Saturday, February 02, 2008

No surprise...

New Orleans's Canal Street is one of many streets that was inundated by water pouring through breaches in the levees surrounding the city. A class-action suit, filed by hundreds of thousands of people against the Army Corps of Engineers, was issued a judgment this week absolving the Corps of liability in the flooding of New Orleans after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina.

My understanding is that the judge was critical of the Corps...but still absolved them of responsibility. I guess I would have been surprised if he held them liable.

(Photo: National Geographic