Reporter Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe gets the Levees.org “seal of approval” for resisting harmful Katrina shorthand, for not saying inaccurately that Katrina flooded New Orleans.
“…The storm hit Monday, the levees broke Tuesday….”
Indeed, saying Katrina flooded New Orleans would be like saying traffic broke the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis. Both Katrina and the traffic exposed structural flaws. Both revealed blatant civil engineering mistakes.
And in New Orleans those mistakes were made by your Army Corps of Engineers.