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Another Op-ed on Flood Maps Misses the Point

I have nearly 35 years of professional experience in South Louisiana hydrology, including extensive work on flood risk for the Amite River Basin since 2001. First of all, kudos to The Advocate for the great work in covering the flood and flood risk information over the last two weeks. Unfortunately Mr. Robert Taylor’s letter “Flood mapping…


The Maps are not the Problem: In Perpetuating a Myth, Horowitz Misses the Key Point

  Andy Horowitz’s recent New York Times opinion piece on the new flood insurance rate maps for New Orleans contains a number of inaccurate statements, fails to address the fundamental issue, and amounts to nothing more than picking on the “cash-strapped New Orleanians” as they continue the long process of recovering from catastrophic levee failures…


How to Set Up and Run a “Map Your Neighborhood” Program

I’ve been interested in doing a “Map Your Neighborhood” program here in New Orleans to be better able to respond to hurricanes and their aftermath.  I think this blogger lives in Washington State and has since ceased blogging here. Along the Gulf Coast many evacuate ahead of major hurricanes. Yet, in New Orleans some will…