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Perilous Place, Powerful StormsHurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana$
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Craig E. Colten

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781604732382

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604732382.001.0001

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Developments to the Eve of Katrina, 1990–2005

Developments to the Eve of Katrina, 1990–2005

(p.112) Developments to the Eve of Katrina, 1990–2005
Perilous Place, Powerful Storms

Craig E. Colten

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter describes the slow pace of the hurricane-protection project from 1990–2005. Work progressed slowly due to several factors, which include required pauses between the active construction of final levee lifts, and budget issues both at the federal and local levels. In addition to construction, the Corps was active in developing plans for evacuation and hurricane response. These activities underscore the Corps’ recognition of the limits of structural hurricane-protection systems and its obligation to help prepare solutions for more extreme events.

Keywords:   hurricane protection system, New Orleans, storm protection, levees, evacuation, hurricane response, Corps of Engineers

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