New Orleans hurricane defense system almost complete

05/19/2011 | WVUE-TV (New Orleans)

Since Hurricane Katrina, the Army Corps of Engineers has built or improved 350 miles of levees. Now it's on a June 1 deadline to complete a $14 billion hurricane defense system in and around New Orleans. Work done so far includes the $1 billion hurricane-risk reduction system at the West Bank of the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet and the $1.3 billion surge barrier and gate system -- which includes a 30-foot-high, 2-mile-long concrete wall -- where the Intracoastal Waterway and the MRGO meet.

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