Levees.org’s H.J. Bosworth Jr. on the Jefferson Parish pumping system

Civil engineer H.J. Bosworth Jr speaks with Fox8’s Rob Masson on the state of Jefferson Parish’s pump system. Mr. Bosworth is research director for Levees.org.

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HJ Bosworth Jr speaks with Fox8 News on unfolding Pumps Crisis

Friday Aug 11, 2017 8 a.m. – Civil engineer H.J. Bosworth Jr speaks with Fox8 News’ Rob Krieger on the unfolding pumps crisis in New Orleans at the height of hurricane season. Mr. Bosworth is research director for Levees.org.

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What does that Katrina check really mean?

Historic plaque at the London Avenue Canal on Aug 29, 2014. Photo credit/unknown

A version of this opinion piece by Sandy Rosenthal, founder of Levees.org, also appeared on NOLA.com on Thursday August 10, 2017. 

Last week, Ms. Corinne Zimmerman, a New Orleans resident who lives by the 17th Street Canal breach site, called me. She was one of 125,000 residents and businesses on the East Bank of Greater New Orleans who had just received a check in the mail.

Ms. Zimmerman – whose husband drowned 12 years ago when the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina – wanted to know why she was receiving a check for $400 and did this mean that the Orleans Levee Board was admitting they were responsible.

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