Call for UNFLOODED items for Flood House Museum

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

Artists with 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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New post-Katrina Levee Authorities are getting C’s and D’s in levee maintenance

Site of 17th Street Canal breach before work crews arrived. Photo/Matt Ewalt

As reported in the New Orleans Times-Picayune… filed a FOIA request with the Army Corps of Engineers to find out how good a job the post-Katrina Levee Authorities are doing, now that they’re in charge of levees.

After all, that’s what most of the fuss was about after Katrina. The reformers said “the local levee board didn’t properly maintain the levees.”

We were so surprised by the response to our FOIA that we offered the data to the Times-Picayune as an exclusive story.

It turns out that the Levee Authorities got a grade of “minimally acceptable” every year for the past decade.

For over forty years prior to Katrina, the Orleans Levee Board (OLB) received a grade of ‘outstanding’ for its maintenance, but now the Authorities are getting C’s and D’s.

It appears the Army Corps is shielding itself from responsibility for future problems.

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HJ Bosworth speaks to Fox8 TV about surprising data found in FOIA request

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