The Rover Posted August 24, 2008 Share Posted August 24, 2008 New Orleans repeating deadly levee blunders http://apnews.myway.com/article/20080824/D92OF3I80.html Aug 24, 1:26 AM (ET) By CAIN BURDEAU NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Signs are emerging that history is repeating itself in the Big Easy, still healing from Katrina: People have forgotten a lesson from four decades ago and believe once again that the federal government is constructing a levee system they can prosper behind. In a yearlong review of levee work here, The Associated Press has tracked a pattern of public misperception, political jockeying and legal fighting, along with economic and engineering miscalculations since Katrina, that threaten to make New Orleans the scene of another devastating flood. Dozens of interviews with engineers, historians, policymakers and flood zone residents confirmed many have not learned from public policy mistakes made after Hurricane Betsy in 1965, which set the stage for Katrina; many mistakes are being repeated. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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