Gray Line Tours donates to Levees.org’s Flooded House Museum and Levee Exhibit

Gray Line Tours has just announced a donation program associated with its Hurricane Katrina tour which visits our Flooded House Museum and our Levee Exhibit & Garden.

Sandy Rosenthal at the Flooded House Museum and the Levee Exhibit Hall & Garden. Photo/Cheryl Gerber

Each Hurricane Katrina tour participant can select one of five non-profit groups.

We are proud to learn that Gray Line has selected Levees.org as well as Lowernine.org, Habitat for Humanity, Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and the SPCA as donation recipients.

The donated funds will help maintain Levees.org’s two properties at 4918 and 5000 Warrington Drive in Gentilly.

Levees.org encourages its supporters to recommend Gray Line’s Hurricane Katrina tour for family and friends visiting from out of town. Each visitor comes away with new knowledge about the worst civil engineering disaster in US history.

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Founder Rosenthal on 300 yard spillway at Army Corps Headquarters on Mississippi River

UPDATE: New Orleans was spared a super-high river event because Tropical Storm Barry failed to organize quickly. But the question remains: why is there a 300-yard plus gap in the Mississippi River levee at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters?
According to the National Levee Data Base, there is a 300-yard plus gap in the Mississippi River levee at the Army Corps of Engineers headquarters on Leake Avenue.
On Thursday, July 11, 2019, founder Sandy Rosenthal spoke to CBS Evening News about the danger this gap posed to the nearby Black Pearl neighborhood and to the main basin of New Orleans.
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You’ll find this nowhere else

In September 2005, Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco selected Dr. Ivor van Heerden to lead the state’s major study of the Army Corps of Engineers’ levee breaches in New Orleans.

That report – called Team Louisiana – was the first report made public that faulted the corps for the catastrophic flooding.

So we were puzzled to learn that the seminal paper was no longer available online. That’s when we took matters into our own hands. 

We asked Dr. van Heerden to send us the final version on DVD so we could upload it to Levees.org’s website. But why stop there?

We also uploaded every major study, all six of them.

This is not the first time a group of volunteers with negligible income stream has done what super-funded organizations could have done before.

Feast your eyes: http://levees.org/major-levee-studies/ 

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