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Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects.

Title The New Orleans hurricane protection system : assessing pre-Katrina vulnerability and improving mitigation and preparedness / Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects, Water Science and Technology Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, Division on Engineering and Physical Systems, National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xi, 46 pages) : color map
Contents Preface -- Contents -- Summary -- 1 Introduction -- 2 The IPET Draft Final Report -- 3 Lessons Learned in Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath -- References -- Appendix A: Statement of Task: Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects -- Appendix B: Biographical Information: Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects
Summary Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and surrounding areas in August 2005, ranks as one of the nation's most devastating natural disasters. Shortly after the storm, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established a task force to assess the performance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-38)
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Hurricane protection -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Levees -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Flood control -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Flood damage prevention -- Louisiana -- New Orleans
Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
NATURE -- Natural Disasters.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Disasters & Disaster Relief.
Flood control
Flood damage prevention
Hurricane protection
Louisiana -- New Orleans
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780309138345