• Political Science
  • Published 2006

Protecting New Orleans: From Hurricane Barriers to Floodwalls

  title={Protecting New Orleans: From Hurricane Barriers to Floodwalls},
  author={Nicole T. Carter},
Breaches of the floodwalls protecting New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina caused significant flooding in many areas of downtown. Although most of the levee breaches in coastal Louisiana were the result of the storm's surge flowing over levees, preliminary evidence suggests that three major breaches in downtown New Orleans occurred prior to the floodwalls being overtopped; that is, the floodwalls failed before their design was exceeded. The failure of these floodwalls has many stakeholders… CONTINUE READING