Levees.org’s sponsored historic plaque lies damaged on the ground at the breach site of the Industrial Canal in the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood of New Orleans. Photo/Robert Green
Early in the morning on September 29, 2016, a vehicle apparently struck and damaged the historic plaque at Jourdan Avenue and North Johnson by the Inner Harbor Navigational Canal (Industrial Canal).
This happened one year and one month after the plaque’s installation at a rousing and meaningful ceremony. One side of the plaque describes the failure of the Army Corps of Engineers to properly build the floodwall. The other side describes the near decimation of the historic Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood.
The plaque – which was knocked off of the post – was first noticed by Mr. Jason Freeman. It was photographed by Mr. Robert Green.
Fortunately, the plaque can be repaired, and will likely be returned to its proper resting place by November 1. Furthermore, the plaque base and pole will be stronger than before and better able to withstand being struck.