Saying ‘Katrina flooded New Orleans’ is confusing to the American public. The tendency by media and politicians to say the New Orleans flooding was a natural disaster strips the human agency out of what happened and protects those who made mistakes. In the case of the levee failures, this is quite useful for the Army Corps of Engineers, the entity responsible for the flood protection failures. And it’s very dangerous because 55% of the American people lives in counties protected by levees.
Saying ‘Katrina flooded New Orleans’ is also wrong. Katrina revealed structural flaws and exposed blatant civil engineering mistakes made primarily by our Army Corps.
Please get a bumper sticker! Please send $1 donation and a self-addressed stamped envelop to: Levees.org, 1421 Soniat Street, NOLA 70115.
OR you can pick up a bumper sticker ($1 donation) at any of these convenient locations:
8739 Oak St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
(Mon – Fri 9-5)
GENTILLY NEW ORLEANS
St. Paul’s Homecoming Center – Beacon of Hope
1509 Filmore Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122
(Mon – Thur 9-4:30, Fri 9-3:30)
UPTOWN NEW ORLEANS
3964 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(Mon – Sat 11-5)
925 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(Mon – Sat 10-6; Sun 10-5)
Chalmette Jewelry and Sporting Goods
507 West S. Bernard Hwy
(Mon-Fri 9-5, Sat 9-12)
Interiors and Extras
324 Metairie Road inside shop
(Mon – Sat 10-5)
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Saying “Katrina flooded New Orleans” is lazy shorthand and confuses the American public. It’s up to us, the citizens who live here, to set the record straight!