Volunteers arranged through Connie Uddo plant native flowers and prepare soil for sod at the Levee Exhibit Hall and Rain Garden. Photo/Kenneth Evans July 9, 2015
When the survivors of the 2005 levee breaches needed help, Louisiana residents outside the flooded region were there.
Now, it’s our turn.
Many groups are providing flood relief, and we’re grateful for them all.
For those looking for a recommendation, the board of Levees.org suggests volunteering with or donating to NOLA Tree Project.
The group’s founder Connie Uddo has 10 years of disaster recovery experience working in post-Katrina New Orleans. Ms. Uddo’s group provided dozens of hours of volunteer labor to plant greenery for Levees.org’s Memorial Rain Garden.
A relic flooded home can be seen from Levees.org’s Memorial Iris Garden. Photo/Sandy Rosenthal
Pending approval from the city of New Orleans, Levees.org intends to preserve a house which flooded to the rafters when the London Avenue Canal burst at 50% of design load during Hurricane Katrina.
The house – just a stone’s throw from a levee breach site – is an authentic flooding artifact.
Here are the details of a press conference on Monday.
WHEN: August 8 at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: 4918 Warrington Drive in Gentilly neighborhood
New Orleans City Councilman Jared Brossett (District D) will accompany Levees.org at the press event.
The application for a permit – Docket 80/16 – is scheduled 3rd on the City Planning Commission’s agenda the next day, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., in Council Chambers.
Volunteers in the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina on Jan 28, 2006. Photo/Andy Levin
Here’s the facts: Myth Busters of the Federal Flood
You’ll need them to be ready for the anniversary of the worst Civil Engineering Disaster in our nation’s history.
For example, did you know that half of New Orleans is at or well above sea level?
And that the Army Corps of Engineers has never accepted responsibility for the flooding of New Orleans without also saying they were “forced” to build the system that failed?