Thirteen months after its unveiling ceremony, the commemorative plaque at the Industrial Canal breach site in the Lower Ninth Ward was involved in a hit-and-run.
The beautiful plaque was the product of a multi-years long partnership between Levees.org and 23 stakeholder leaders from the historic neighborhood.
Fortunately, the $2,000 plaque could be repaired. Levees.org re-installed it last Thursday, one week before Thanksgiving. But this time, the plaque is more sturdy in several ways.
- The pole now has four 1/2″ steel rebars going 30 inches into the ground.
- The plaque base was remade larger and thicker.
- Two attractive bollards now protect the plaque.
The video tells the story about the plaque and the Army Corps of Engineers’ worst disaster on U.S. soil.