New Orleans Hurricane Protection System

New Orleans Hurricane Protection System

Assessing Pre-Katrina Vulnerability and Improving Mitigation and Preparedness

eBook - 2009
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Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and surrounding areas in August 2005, ranks as one of the nation's most devastating natural disasters. Shortly after the storm, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established a task force to assess the performance of the levees, floodwalls, and other structures comprising the area's hurricane protection system during Hurricane Katrina. This book provides an independent review of the task force's final draft report and identifies key lessons from the Katrina experience and their implications for future hurricane preparedness and planning in the region.
Publisher: Washington : National Academy Press, 2009
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780309138345
9780309138338
Branch Call Number: Electronic book
Characteristics: 1 online resource (59 pages)

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