Flood Protection & Sustainability

WWL: FEMA, City Near Agreement on Katrina-Damaged Boat Harbor

Mayor Mitch Landrieu said the city is close to a breakthrough in its decade-long negotiations with FEMA over funding to restore the storm-damaged Municipal Yacht Harbor. And on Tuesday, FEMA said it has reached an agreement with the city to cap the project at $24 million while allowing the city to improve the harbor facilities, Read More >

WWL: National Weather Service declares New Orleans ‘storm ready’

The National Weather Service recognizes New Orleans as a “storm ready” city, the city’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness announed Tuesday. According to city officials, the city earned the recognition after a year-long qualifying process “during which NOHSEP demonstrated its solid communication system and comprehensive, multi-hazard emergency operations plan.” New Orleans will receive Read More >

NYT: Decade After Katrina, Pointing Finger More Firmly at Army Corps

NEW ORLEANS — Nearly 10 years on, one might assume that the case of Hurricane Katrina is closed. That the catastrophic flooding of this city was caused not merely by a powerful storm but primarily by fatal engineering flaws in the city’s flood protection system has been proved by experts, acknowledged by the United States Read More >