Feds: Evidence is scant that waterway led to Katrina flooding

12/14/2011 | Insurance Journal

The Justice Department argues that there is insufficient evidence to support a claim that a decades-old channel created by the Army Corps of Engineers was a major contributor to flooding in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, in 2005. The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has begun hearing a lawsuit that argues that the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet led to flooding. The lawsuit includes 128 owners of homes and businesses in the New Orleans area.

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