We have power!

We have power at 4918 Warrington Drive. Photo/Heather Ruoss

We now have electric power at the proposed Flooded House Relic at the London Avenue Canal breach site.

The neighborhood and the city of New Orleans have been very supported of this unique project, possibly the only one like it in the country.

The house at 4918 Warrington Drive in Gentilly is probably the very last house within a stone’s throw from a breach site that has not been torn down or been refurbished as a residence.

The proposed flood exhibit inside the house will depict a flooded living room 8 weeks after the floodwalls broke during Katrina. Just like a theatre set, it will look real.

The accompanying signage will explain why New Orleans flooded during the hurricane, namely, due to the Army Corps of Engineers’ levee building mistakes.

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Levees.org meets Italian visitors through US Department of State

Sandy Rosenthal, 3rd from left, poses with visitors from Italy at City Park peristyle in New Orleans. The group is part of a special program with the U.S Department of State

Today, Sandy Rosenthal, founder of Levees.org met with a group of five visitors from Italy including two interpreters.

The visitors were in New Orleans as part of a special program with the US Department of State. They requested to meet with Rosenthal to discuss the group’s grassroots work in holding the Army Corps of Engineers accountable.

Ms. Rosenthal met the group at the outdoor Levee Exhibit Hall and Garden at 5000 Warrington Drive in Gentilly, the site of one of the most severe levee breaches during Katrina. Afterward, the group continued the conversation at Morning Call in City Park.

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Founder Rosenthal featured for her role unmasking Corps of Engineers’ attack campaign

Right after starting Levees.org, founder Rosenthal was hammered with ugly comments from dozens of different online critics with a consistent message:

“Rosenthal is a liar. New Orleans was flooded due a monster storm and lazy local officials.”

In December 2008, Rosenthal discovered the comments were coming from computers at the Army Corps of Engineers’ New Orleans office.

Levees.org was one of the first victims of this technique where a squadron of foot soldiers employed by the military wage war against grassroots groups on social media.

How Rosenthal caught the Army Corps of Engineers red-handed in its heinous campaign starts in the video at 8:05.

The federal government spends millions trying to stop true grassroots groups like Levees.org. It is remarkable that Levees.org prevailed.

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