We recently caught the Army Corps of Engineers lying to American people. Again.
In recently obtained video footage, the corps New Orleans district public affairs (P.A.) officer blamed Hurricane Katrina’s surge for the failure of the outfall canals.
Standing next to the 17th Street Canal, Lt. Colonel Austin Appleton’s P.A. officer states:
“The surge was just too great for the system. So, the system didn’t fail, it got over-ran.”
Every study – including the corps’ own IPET study – says the 17th Street and London Avenue canal walls did fail. Specifically, the canal walls failed to meet corps engineers’ design objectives.
Eight (8) months before this video was filmed, at an in-person meeting at corps HQ, Lt Col Appleton assured Levees.org that – going forward – the corps would be truthful about why the levees broke. But he has not kept his word.
In response, Levees.org has alerted its membership to contact the lieutenant colonel using this email address: Austin.T.Appleton@usace.army.mil