WWL TV: New Orleans levee system maintained at “minimally acceptable” levels; worse now than leading up to Hurricane Katrina

Levees.org wondered how the post Katrina Levee Authorities were doing in maintaining the levees. So the group filed a request under the Freedom of Information Act to find out.

It turns out all of the local districts under the new Regional Levee Authorities have been getting grades of ‘minimally acceptable’ ever since Katrina.

That’s worse than the fifty years before the levees failed in 2005.

The Army Corps of Engineers is required to make the data publicly available. To our knowledge, the corps did not. So we brought this issue to the attention of David Hammer with WWL TV Channel 4.

Apparently, the only way the citizen-at-large can find out these grades is by going to the corps’ website and navigating the cumbersome system.

Click here for the full story by WWL TV Channel 4.

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MYTH BUSTER: Taking the mystery out of New Orleans Levee Maintenance Inspections

This two-minute video removes the mystery from the New Orleans Levee Inspections prior to Hurricane Katrina.

And places responsibility for the massive levee and floodwall failures where it belongs.

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Call for UNFLOODED items for Flood House Museum

We need some UNFLOODED items to build the Flooded House Museum.

Artists with Levees.org will create a family living room scene. After photographing it, the artists will “distress” it to replicate a room destroyed by the breach of the London Avenue Canal floodwall.

We need furniture: small couch, sofa pillows, recliner, side table, coat tree, area rug, coffee table.

We need accessories: wall art, dog bed & toys, old liquor bottles and board games, bric a brac, curtains and ashtrays.

Drop off  is Tuesday May 29 the home of founder Sandy Rosenthal, 1421 Soniat Street from 5-7 p.

For pick up, contact Sandy at this email: sandy at levees dot org

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