Levees.org will host a guided Levee Breach Bike Tour on Saturday April 20 starting at 10 a.m.
The free tour, guided by founder Sandy Rosenthal, starts at the Flooded House Museum near City Park in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood of New Orleans.
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The tour starts at 4918 Warrington Drive. The 75-minute guided tour is a healthy way to learn about the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history.
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After the Flooded House Museum is seven more points of interest including two breach sites and the Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden. The tour ends with an optional guided tour of the permanent pump station by Gerard Gillen, Director of Operations for SLFPA-East.
Susan Roesgen with WGNO TV reports on Levees.org’s newly opened Flooded House Museum in the Filmore Gardens neighborhood of New Orleans.
New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett cuts the ribbon with Levees.org and the residents of Filmore Gardens neighborhood. Photo/Ralph Madison
After three years of steady work, Levees.org held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Flooded House Museum – an education memorial and monument to the devastating levee failures of August 2005.
City Councilman for District D, Jared Brossett, residents of the Filmore Gardens neighborhood and members of Levees.org participated under a sunny sky on March 23, 2019.
The museum contains a life sized diorama, visible through the front windows of a family living room, created to look as it did when the homeowners returned from their flood imposed exile.
On August 29, 2005, the floodwall behind the home breached due to engineering mistakes by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The museum, which is free, is open from dawn to dusk.