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Hurricane Katrina - Two Years Later: In Their Own Words (part 2)

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  • Risk Management
  • Emergency Management Response & Systems
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Community Redevelopment
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  • Engineering

Abstract

I'll cheat enough to say New Orleans needs two things: a true hurricane-flood-protection system and the restoration of Louisiana's coastal wetlands. The Dutch have done it right — a state-of-the art system engineered to a 1-in-10,000-year factor of safety. We've been promised 1-in-100-years, by 2011.

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