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Author Colten, Craig E.

Title Perilous place, powerful storms : hurricane protection in coastal Louisiana / Craig E. Colten
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (x, 195 pages)
Series Book collections on Project MUSE
Contents Introduction -- City at risk -- Season of the storms -- Lake Pontchartrain and vicinity hurricane protection, 1970-1990 -- Protecting the Delta, the West Bank, and the coast -- Developments to the eve of Katrina, 1990-2005 -- Conclusions
Summary The hurricane protection systems that failed New Orleans when Katrina roared on shore in 2005 were the product of four decades of engineering hubris, excruciating delays, and social conflict. In this book, the author traces the protracted process of erecting massive structures designed to fend off tropical storms and examines how human actions and inactions left the system incomplete on the eve of its greatest challenge
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-186) and index
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Subject Hurricane protection -- Louisiana -- Evaluation
Flood control -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Evaluation
Levees -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History
Levees -- Mississippi River.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
NATURE -- Natural Disasters.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
Flood control -- Evaluation
Louisiana -- New Orleans
Mississippi River
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021695039
ISBN 9781604733457