Disaster Planning


DisasterMap.net’s Analysis of the National Levee Database and 2010 Census

Introduction Our nation depends on levees and floodwalls to protect our communities, our homes, and our vital economic assets. America has nearly 15,000 floodwalls and almost 22,000 levees, according to our interpretation of a database maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. These structures protect over 85,000 sq. miles that include 1,800 named Census places…


.@NOLAnews New Orleans area hurricane levee designs should be reanalyzed by 2018, Corps of Engineers says ~Mark Schleifstein

As with our last post, we continue to cover the follow-through by our US Army Corps of Engineers with our nation’s disaster infrastructure. The Corps is a time machine, to wit: what they do, the things they build effect everyone in this nation drastically, symbiotically over short and long periods of time. There when the…


Thoughts on the Building Resilience Workshop V ~Ezra Boyd, PhD

Last week, the Building Resilience Workshop V brought together residents, community activists, NGOs, scientists, planners, and policymakers with an interest in building the resiliency of Louisiana’s coastal population.  Held for two days at the Lindy Boggs Conference Center, this year’s workshop examined the theme of “Communities on the Edge”.  While focusing on the dilemma of…