Army Corps: Levee-work delay raises storm-surge risk in New Orleans

03/29/2010 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

Eight projects that would protect eastern New Orleans from storm surges are more than two months behind schedule because the Army Corps of Engineers could not secure permission to gain access to the properties where the structures are to be built. "If they are further delayed, we increase the risk of Orleans East being unable to handle a 100-year hurricane storm surge event in 2011," an official said.

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