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Today, Fox News featured our Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden in a national story about subsidence. Several scenes include Levees.org’s educational exhibit built in 2015 at the breach of the London Avenue Canal in Mirabeau Gardens neighborhood in Gentilly New Orleans.
The exhibit tells the vetted facts about all the breaches during Katrina in 2005. The exhibit tells about all the neighborhoods affected when the Army Corps of Engineers levees failed.
A copy of the Times-Picayune on a coffee table in this replica of a family home the day before the levees broke. Photo/Pat Garin
Levees.org is a converting flooded residence – steps away from the London Avenue Canal breach site – into an educational memorial.
The Flooded House Museum is a unique project that required a special permit from the New Orleans City Planning Commission.
In 2016, Levees.org purchased the gutted house and – in partnership with the neighborhood residents –obtained the special permit.
Like a diorama, the exhibit will be visible through the windows.
Levees.org scored a victory last week with History (formerly called the History Channel).
Levees.org mobilized its national support base to contact
History and request a correction to its anniversary photo gallery.
History‘s gallery text stated that levees in New Orleans “proved to be no match against the intensity of Katrina.”
Such journalistic ‘shorthand’ gives the culprits – the Army Corps of Engineers – a free pass.
Here is what Levees.org’s Call to Action generated:
Over 1,300 Levees.org supporters reviewed our eBlast communication about the mistake.
Over 200 Levees.org supporters viewed the erroneous photo gallery.
Over 50 people (that we know of) wrote to
History and requested a correction.
The editors responded to each writer with this: