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Hurricane Devastation Was Predicted Years Ago

Interviews with authors who warned about New Orleans' vulnerability to hurricanes years ago.

"As the devastation continues to unfold, many people around the country are wondering how a catastrophe of this magnitude could have occurred. Well, some have been warning of such an impending disaster for years. Three years ago, the New Orleans Times-Picayune won journalism awards for an exhaustive five-part series called "Washing Away"...Mark Fischetti, contributing editor of Scientific American [wrote] "Drowning of New Orleans," warning that massive re-engineering of Southeastern Louisiana could save New Orleans from a catastrophic flood.

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Full Story: The Drowning of New Orleans: Hurricane Devastation Was Predicted

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