Sunday, September 07, 2008

(Image courtesy City of New Orleans, 2008)

New Orleans is a vulnerable city that is in the bulls eye of severe coastal weather. It is also a city that has suffered from foolish coastal management which has exposed the Big Easy to even more risks that just its location. Below is a link to a great discussion of these coastal problems. There are some universal lessons to be learned for all US coastal zones. We will examine all of these in my Coastal Policy and Politics class. Steffen Schmidt, Professor
"The levees of New Orleans held fast against Hurricane Gustav but several more storms — including Hanna, Ike and Josephine — are now forming. Hurricane expert Ivor van Heerden discusses the levee reconstruction project and how New Orleans will fare during what is expected to be an active hurricane season."
Can NOLA withstand another storm? National Public Radio.

also read the short review New Orleans, Gulf Coast Assess Gustav Damage by Dina Temple-Raston.

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