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New Orleans Counts on New Levees to Prevent Future Flood

On August 29, New Orleans will observe the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent flooding of the low-elevation city.  Levees built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed to withstand the surge of storm water from the storm.  As a result, most of New Orleans was flooded. After Katrina, the Corps of Engineers replaced the levees that failed with better ones. In the city's Lower Ninth Ward, Renata and her family continue to work on repairs. “We...

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