Today, our very own H.J. Bosworth Jr was interviewed by Fox News Channel 8 (WVUE). In this news story, John Snell discusses weak links in the region’s evacuation routes that Mr. Bosworth had pointed out years ago, and were exposed by Tropical Storm Cindy.
The reported drive-by levee inspections pre-Katrina were irrelevant in the catastrophic flooding in New Orleans.
John McQuaid: To label the 2005 New Orleans Flood a natural disaster is a distortion. And it is quite convenient for those who screwed up
Source: Forbes Magazine
Half of New Orleans is at or well above sea level.
Source: Tulane and Xavier Universities
- The United States District Court in Louisiana placed responsibility of the collapse of the 17th Street and London Avenue Canals squarely on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Source: US District Court
The majority of the United States population lives in counties protected by levees.
- The federal government’s study of the failed levee system during Katrina was convened and managed by the agency responsible for its performance – the Army Corps of Engineers.
Source: US Army Corps of Engineers