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Engineers Study Failed Levees, Research Potential Solutions

The field report is full of levees overtopped, breached and scoured. There are sand boils, crest depressions and sink holes. Under seepage. Slope failure. Surface erosion. A breach that wasn’t repaired after the last flood. It’s all in a 2016 …

Few Hurricane Katrina Lawsuits Linger 8 Years Later

A team of plaintiffs’ attorneys has spent roughly $16 million to sue the Army Corps of Engineers over levee breaches that flooded most of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Joseph Bruno, one of those lawyers, estimates that they ultimately will …