Federal Flood 8.29.05


.@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…


Tulane-led Katrina study to examine people, plants – and rats

More than eight years after Corps of Engineers levees failed due to sub-standard construction, devastating New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, a team of Tulane University ecologists, sociologists and geographers is joining forces with other national experts to better understand how rebuilding after a disaster can effect human and ecological well-being. The study will examine how…


The Disaster Response Industry’s Salesmen of the Apocalypse ~Bloomberg

On a mild and drizzly morning, a display of goods intended to meet every practical challenge that the Apocalypse might offer had been spread across 30,000 square feet of the cavernous New Orleans Morial Convention Center. Samples of gourmet self-heating rations and drink pouches that could purify puddle water via reverse osmosis competed for attention…