Is New Orleans Ready for the Next Katrina?

Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Amber Angelle reports on some of the steps taken to prepare New Orleanse for the next major hurricane in terms of levees, infrastructure and emergency management.
August 31, 2010, 11am PDT | Tim Halbur
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A $14.45 billion Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System is almost completed, and "an e-mail and text message system called NolaReady" has been implemented.

Angelle also writes that "...the traditional, wind speed-based Category 1-5 system of rating hurricanes is not an accurate predictor of how a storm may affect a city. In repairing and renovating New Orleans' 350 miles (563 kilometers) of levees and floodwalls, the task force is using a different type of hurricane modeling - based on storm size and intensity - to ensure that the new system provides protection that can stand up to 100-year storms."

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Published on Monday, August 30, 2010 in The Christian Science Monitor
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