Data received September 18, 2009 about counties with levees supplied in response to Levees.org’s request under FOIA. The pdf includes a cover letter, summary statistics from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program Files and data of all counties with levees in the USA
The majority of the United States population lives in counties protected by levees.
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
- 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 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
The reported drive-by levee inspections pre-Katrina were irrelevant in the catastrophic flooding in New Orleans.
Half of New Orleans is at or well above sea level.
Source: Tulane and Xavier Universities