Cyclists ride through the Lake Terrace neighborhood of New Orleans en route from the London Avenue Canal breach to the 17th Street Canal breach. Photo/Hubie Vigreux
The Levee Disaster Bike Tour is a healthy meaningful way to learn more about the worst civil engineering disaster in the history of the United States.
WHEN: Sunday, May 4, 2014
TIME: 9 to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Departs from City Park
WHY: The survivors of the New Orleans Flood deserve the vetted facts
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This flood symbol, created by Levees.org web designer Stanford Rosenthal, is registered as a universal icon.
The steep premium increases in flood insurance being seen by policyholders all across the nation are the direct result of the federal government’s failed levees in New Orleans in 2005.
While the worst rate spikes will occur gradually over a period of years–thanks to a bill that President Obama signed into law last month–a reported 1.1 million homeowners in flood-prone areas will still face sharp premium increases.
These overnight increases, some as high as 15-fold, have their roots in the failure of American civil engineering know-how almost nine years ago.