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Tag: Levee

Gustav aftermath

New Orleans Spared by Faltering Storm

As it turned out, New Orleans dodged the full brunt of Hurricane Gustav, which had substantially weakened by the time it reached the Louisiana shoreline on Monday, but Hurricane Hanna still looms as a potential threat to the nation’s East Coast.

Posted on Sep 1, 2008 READ MORE


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More Problems With New Orleans Levee Work

In what officials are calling a “strategic pause,” work on New Orleans’ levees is at a standstill.  The Army Corps of Engineers says it has been delayed by engineering, budget and local-government hurdles, but critics—including some inside the corps—say the agency is simply dragging its feet. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Dec 5, 2006 READ MORE

Landrieu Threatens White House to Get Levee Funding

The Louisiana senator says she will hold Bush’s executive-branch nominees hostage until he agrees to more funding for the Katrina-ravaged state.
(This was the woman whom Anderson Cooper famously chewed out, saying she was out of touch in the wake of the hurricane. Guess she toughened up since then.)

Posted on Apr 5, 2006 READ MORE

Marty Bahamonde / FEMA via The New York Times

White House Knew of Levee’s Failure on Night of Hurricane

Remember when Bush said that he hadn’t heard about the devastating levee failure in New Orleans until the day after the hurricane hit? Well, now it turns out that former FEMA Director Michael “Heckuva Job” Brown had told the White House about the breach the night before. | story 

Posted on Feb 10, 2006 READ MORE

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