Latest Levee failures in Greater New Orleans Stories
KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- While a new America THINKS survey from HNTB Corporation shows six in ten (60 percent) Americans believe their area is prepared to deal with the potential damage from an extreme storm, hurricane or extensive flooding, events this spring have shown otherwise.
A federal judge in New Orleans has ruled that negligence by the US Army Corps of Engineers led to massive floods in parts of New Orleans as Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005.
PITTSBURGH, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- L.B. Foster Company (Nasdaq: FSTR) of Pittsburgh, PA has been awarded a $23.1 million contract to provide steel sheet piling to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) for the construction of T-wall type flood walls in the New Orleans area.
Report finds significant improvements since Hurricane Katrina BOSTON, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- GEI Consultants, Inc., a national water resources, geotechnical, environmental and ecological science and engineering firm, announced today that firm Principal R.
Agreement Eases Financial Burden on City, Will Help Control Insurance Costs for Residents HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Environmental Protection Secretary John Hanger and Col. Peter Mueller of the U.S.
By Jennifer A. Bowen, Belleville News-Democrat, Ill. Jun. 28--The levees on the Illinois side of the river continues to hold back the Mississippi River, and pressure was eased somewhat when a levee that protects Winfield, Mo., failed early Friday.
WINFIELD, Mo. _ Sandbagging at the squishy Pin Oak levee was the latest stand Monday in the struggle to keep the flooding Mississippi River at bay. A muskrat burrow led to a levee leak the size of a fire hydrant's flow and, through a bit of luck, the remedy, authorities said.
By Russell McCulley NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - An incomplete system of defenses built in pieces over 40 years was responsible for the flooding that devastated New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina last year, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Residents of flooded homes and trailer parks near the central California town of Merced were allowed home on Wednesday after they were evacuated when two levee walls were breached and a creek overflowed amid heavy rain.
By Jeffrey Jones NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Mayor Ray Nagin said on Thursday he is confident that $770 million of levee repairs will protect most of New Orleans this hurricane season, but officials warned another Katrina-strength storm could swamp low-lying areas again. The U.S.
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