Monday, March 6th, 2023
Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal was recently featured on Nan McKay’s new podcast called Trailblazers Impact.
Rosenthal discusses how she and her group Levees.org took on the organization responsible for the engineering design flaws in New Orleans’ levees –– the US Army Corps of Engineers.
In addition she provided these takeaways:
- How to take it upon yourself to fix a problem in your community without fear
- Don’t be afraid to take on the big guys when fighting for a good course, even when they go after you
You can see the full interview here and information on how to download the podcast.
Tuesday, January 17th, 2023
This month, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) adjusted Hurricane Katrina’s official cost of damage to $186.3 billion making it the costliest hurricane on record.
Also, the death count for the 2005 storm was adjusted from just over 1800 to just under 1400.
Despite the downward adjustment, Hurricane Katrina remains the deadliest storm in the past 50 years.
According to the data that the NHC relied on for its update, Katrina, “stands apart not just for the enormity of the losses, but for the ways in which most of the deaths occurred.”
“…levee failures allowed water to fill parts of the New Orleans area to great depth, leading to the deaths of hundreds of people…”
This is why the exact truth and circumstances about the August 2005 event need to be put in front, and kept in front, of the American people.
What many people call “Hurricane Katrina” was in fact, a calamitous engineering failure. And the responsible party is the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Environmental reporter Mark Schleifstein wrote this good story about the NHC updates.
Thursday, January 5th, 2023
This week Levees.org founder Sandy Rosenthal is featured on Elizabeth Bachman’s show “Strategic Speaking for Results.”
This episode was Ms. Bachman’s selection to be the first guest of the year 2023.
Rosenthal discusses how she and her group Levees.org took on the organization responsible for the engineering design flaws in New Orleans’ levees –– the US Army Corps of Engineers