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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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Perilous Place, Powerful Storms

Craig E. Colten

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter presents some final thoughts. This book seeks to provide a longer-term perspective on the processes that led to the construction of the hurricane defense system in New Orleans. It considers the start of federal involvement in hurricane preparations in the 1940s and concludes before Katrina destroyed over fifty years of preparations. A historical treatment adds perspective to the post-disaster assessments and provides a richer context by tracing the multiple strands of engineering, political maneuvering, financial challenges, legal wranglings, and public participation.

Keywords:   hurricane protection system, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, hurricane preparations

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