Louisiana State Museum and Levees.org to Collaborate on Exhibit

“Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond” is a 6,700 sq-foot exhibit at the Presbytere in the French Quarter’s Jackson Square.

At the request of Levees.org, the Louisiana State Museum has agreed to add a new panel to its highly successful exhibit, Living with Hurricanes – Katrina and Beyond.

The new exhibit panel will highlight the large number of changes to national policy that followed the failure of the levee system during Hurricane Katrina which is widely considered the worst civil engineering disaster in U.S. history.

The breach event was a lynchpin moment in time because it convinced Congress to pass legislation that required the Army Corps of Engineers to strengthen levees around New Orleans and levees all across the nation, greatly enhancing the safety of communities the levees are designed to protect.

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Why do we need whistleblowers?

The New York Times business section ran an article last month about the importance of critics and whistleblowers. Why are they so valuable?

Because there is noticeably less fraud and better behavior company-wide after bad behavior has been exposed.

We may never be able to calculate exactly how much, but Levees.org’s constant and eternal vigilance regarding the Army Corps of Engineers has a pay-off that will almost certainly result in lives saved.

Levees.org wins every time the corps is reminded that the truth about the Federal Flood in New Orleans must be told.

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Army Corps creates a “free speech zone”?

This week, the Army Corps of Engineers created a “free speech zone” for native Americans and their supporters in N. Dakota. They were protesting constructions crews from digging an oil pipeline through sacred burial grounds.

The corps cited “safety concerns” as the reason.

But, this is a pattern with the corps. After the corps’ levees broke in New Orleans, investigative experts requested access to the major levee breach sites but the corps refused.

The corps cited “safety concerns” but was in fact, trying to destroy and/or hide data from the public.

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