At the request of Levees.org, the Louisiana State Museum has agreed to add a new panel to its highly successful exhibit, Living with Hurricanes – Katrina and Beyond.
The new exhibit panel will highlight the large number of changes to national policy that followed the failure of the levee system during Hurricane Katrina which is widely considered the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history.
The breach event was a lynchpin moment in time because it convinced Congress to pass legislation that required the Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen levees around New Orleans and levees all across the nation, greatly enhancing the safety of communities the levees are designed to protect.
Levees.org will consult with the Louisiana State Museum to create the narrative and provide photos, graphs and charts for the new panel. The expected completion date is late spring 2017.