Hurricane Katrina Storm Surge Induced Flooding. and. Low-Lying New Orleans: How to Prevent Future Damages. Introduction. What is storm surge What happened during Hurricane Katrina Why New Orleans is vulnerable The future of New Orleans.
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Low-Lying New Orleans:
How to Prevent Future Damages
After – August 30th
Before – August 27th
~8 meters (25-28 feet)
Water is STRONG!
Pumping Stations flooded
Lack of drainage in city
Left helplessWhat Happened During Katrina?
Before and after Hurricane Katrina
Work continues, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005, at the 17th Street Canal floodwall that was breached after Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Government engineers performing sonar tests at the 17th Street Canal found exactly what independent investigators said they would, that steel reinforcements barely went more than half as deep as they were supposed to, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers official said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cheryl Gerber)
The Delta Project - Holland
Today, only a slim line of broken marsh lies between the MRGO and Lake Borgne (top of frame).