Study provides insight on New Orleans levee failures

06/30/2009 | Insurance Journal

New Orleans could avoid catastrophic flooding in the long run if barrier islands and wetlands, which were used to protect the city over the last century, were restored, according to a study commissioned by the Army Corps of Engineers. The research assesses the failure of New Orleans levees during Hurricane Katrina. Study authors concluded that building new levees and floodgates will not adequately mitigate the risk from future disasters.

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