Tuesday, June 19, 2012

New Orleans Flood Protection Wall Now In Place

Although it sure seems like it has been a long time coming, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) noted it was significantly ahead of schedule when it recently completed a series of storm walls and levees around the City of New Orleans. Thought to be the single most expensive mitigation effort in the history of the nation, the $14.5 billion, 133 mile long flood protection wall is designed to keep New Orleans dry even during a 100-year storm surge.  For more on this accomplishment - which came in response to the disaster that forever changed the way FEMA does business - click the link below:

Comment:  Just like you can't plan for an engineering effort like this without a map, you can't tell the story of this mitigation success without one either.  So going forward, look for a map in every news article about this achievement.

Lead graphic: 911review.org

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