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Even as the Mississippi River flood watch in New Orleans was lifted, officials warned of another threat. This one is human-caused hazard. "The biggest concern we are finding in our daily inspections is people digging and excavating within 1,500 feet of levees," said Matt Roe of the Army Corps of Engineers.
Ships are high on the Mississippi River near the Bonnet Carre Spillway as the Mississippi River at 18 feet high in Norco, La. Monday, March 5, 2018. The Army Corps of Engineers plans to open the Bonnet Carre Spillway on Thursday morning to prevent flooding downriver in New Orleans where the river is ...

Not far from his rebuilt home stands a rebuilt flood wall, taller and more solidly anchored in its levee than the old one. On the other side ... In all, federal, state and local governments spent more than $20 billion on the 350 miles of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps that now encircle Greater New Orleans.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and local levee authorities have already begun twice-weekly inspections of the levees in the New Orleans area as they brace for a river that could crest at about 17 feet in New Orleans by the third or fourth week of March. “When you have a forecast that reflects reaching ...
The Army Corps of Engineers will start monitoring levees in the New Orleans area more closely as the Mississippi River water level approaches its annual ... "The increased patrols ensure our ability to respond quickly to any problem areas that may develop along the levee system because of the elevated ...
The levees and floodwalls surrounding New Orleans weren't strong enough to block the massive surge from Hurricane Katrina. After the ... St. Bernard Parish residents have twice voted down property taxes to pay for maintenance on the $1.4 billion in levee improvements made around Lake Borgne.

Not far from his rebuilt home stands a rebuilt flood wall, taller and more solidly anchored in its levee than the old one. On the other side ... In all, federal, state and local governments spent more than $20 billion on the 350 miles of levees, flood walls, gates and pumps that now encircle greater New Orleans.
The Mississippi River is expected to hit 17 feet, the official flood stage in New Orleans, which has prompted a flood warning for the city from the National ... The extra height on the levees and floodwalls is called freeboard which means that the levee protection is extended 3 feet above the base flood ...
A man crosses Florida Street in a steady rain, the Mississippi River and levee forming a backdrop as he walks toward the Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center during a day of ... It's going to be a foggy day on Sunday, but rain should be less of a concern for Mardi Gras parades around the New Orleans area.
On a break from the University of New Orleans, Paul actually moved to Florida to try out a gig with a relative's trucking business. But he got too ... Paul, 48, grew up in the Lower Ninth Ward, or, as he explains, "where the levees broke." He was ... Paul joined the Orleans Levee District Police in 1991. After a ...
The agreement calls for state agency officials to participate with the federal team working on the permit, similar to a "co-located team" strategy used to include state officials in corps planning of the reconstruction of failed levees in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. "CPRA knows that we have to do big ...
After the big freeze, New Orleans feels 300 years old | Editorial ... Water shoots up from what appears to be a broken water pipe at the Mid City Marketplace in New Orleans on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 ... The system was creaky before Katrina, and the massive flooding after the levees broke made it worse.
Yenni said it was the first boil water advisory for Jefferson Parish since the aftermath of the federal levee failures following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. ... Water pressure issues and a boil water order for the east bank of Orleans Parish, New Orleans East and Jefferson Parish will keep schools and offices in ...
18). There are no plans to reschedule the meetings. The next monthly meeting of the authority and its committees is Feb. 15, at the Orleans Levee District's Franklin Avenue Administrative Complex, Meeting Room 201, 6920 Franklin Avenue in New Orleans. For more information on future meetings, see the ...
The site, which is currently undeveloped, is bound by Brooklyn Avenue, Socrates and De Armas streets, and the Mississippi River Protection Levee and River Street. Plans call for building four, 8-story buildings, which would include a pool, patio and seating areas as well as a pedestrian walkway along ...
At the same time, rising seas and intensifying storms have pushed the city's levees and 120 drainage pumps to the brink and sometimes over it. ... Straddling a levee between denial and action, New Orleans also offers important lessons for other low places, including Charleston, which has seen three major ...
Recycling in the city is sporadic at best. Giant potholes make bicycling a dubious commuting choice. And, of course, New Orleans long ago paved over its natural hurricane-buffering wetlands. Its defense against rising seas now falls almost completely to a network of manmade levees, whose breaking point ...

Standing in solitude on a long stretch of yellowed crabgrass sandwiched between the levee wall and the west bank of the Mississippi River, Dion's work for ... 25, "Prospect.4: The Lotus in Spite of the Swamp" brings together 73 acclaimed artists from New Orleans and around the world in 17 venues, ...
For more than 100 years, the spot in New Orleans City Park that bustles ... 2008 to repair damage from Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures.
“The reason for this levee is all this property would flood,” he said. ... how it inspects levees since the August 2005 flooding of New Orleans by ...
Port of N.O. proposal ignites debate over wetlands inside the levees ... A request by the Port of New Orleans to change the land use for two areas of ... we've got a storm surge barrier, and a levee district,” Frankic said. If those ...
Construction of a new lakefront Orleans Levee District police station to ... That space was provided by the New Orleans Non-Flood Protection ...
A request by the Port of New Orleans to change the land-use ... because they're behind levees and the Lake Borgne Surge Barrier. ... “If we want redundancy, we've got a storm surge barrier and a levee district,” Frankic said.
New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (41) celebrates his two ... After the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina and swamped 80 ...
NEW ORLEANS — Trevor Schoonmaker was hopping in and out of Uber cars ... Mexico, but is also battered by hurricanes and floods and breaking levees. .... Its location is the batture, the area between the river and the levee.
Troy Simon was a student in New Orleans when the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina. He fled a life in the margins to a temporary school ...
Throughout the autumn of 1997, multiple mid-ranking New Orleans ... I recounted in The Louisiana Weekly how the Levee Board ... It seemed as if the Levee Board was concerned with doing everything but maintaining levees.
The Port of New Orleans wants the city to change the official land use for two ... worthless because they lie behind levees and a storm surge barrier. .... we've got a storm surge barrier, and a levee district,” Frankic said. If those ...
... for paying back as much as $100 million a year that the state owes for its share of the cost of rebuilding the New Orleans area levee system.
When he was 18 years old, Jose Torres fled violence in El Salvador and later arrived in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina and the levee ...
Today, the series continues with the rise and fall of New Orleans' ... by the Orleans Parish Levee Board to build a new seawall on the lakefront.
He's on the phone from New Orleans, where he was born, raised and .... When Hurricane Katrina -- or, as the locals call it, “when the levees ...
New Orleans Tourism wants us to know that this is the place to be for Mardi ... Bonfires on the Levee: Christmas arrives in a blaze of glory every year ... built bonfires are lit at sundown on top of the Mississippi River levees.
“New Orleans is still the best-drained city in America,” businessman and ... blow up the Mississippi River levees to spare New Orleans, didn't dampen the mood.
Damian Washington, 52, was stopped by New Orleans Levee Board officer Jerald Holmes in the 14000 block of Michoud Boulevard as he was ...
Damage to wetlands caused by canals, such as seen here around the Delacroix community, was the focus of the failed lawsuit by the ...
"There is more work to do offshore but for now at least a big chunk of my broken levee is repaired," said Grand Isle Mayor David Camardelle.
A university library that was destroyed during the levee failures of Hurricane ... University at New Orleans will celebrate its makeover Thursday.
When the levees failed after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Christian's flooded and never reopened. Today, the restaurant Vessel is located in the ...
That agency oversees the New Orleans levee system on the east bank of ... As land has been lost to the Gulf of Mexico, levees have become ...
Four people were robbed across New Orleans early Saturday (Oct. ... A 33-year-old woman was walking along the Mississippi River levee at ...
New Orleans Marks Fats Domino's Death in Its Usual Style: With a Party ... that no longer exists, within sight of the eastern levee of the canal.
... money on operation and maintenance costs of the New Orleans area levee system. ... He said some public officials from a New Orleans area parish have been ... to be available to maintain the post-Katrina hurricane levees.
For the 2017 Night Out Against Crime in New Orleans, Joe Hassinger, president of the East Bank levee authority, State Representative ...
... Katrina breached the levees and flood walls meant to protect New Orleans, ... Here's what New Orleans is doing to prepare for the storm. ... up the city's levee protection system,” putting residents outside the gate at high risk, ...
It was a large storm surge that led to a breach of New Orleans' levees during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, causing catastrophic flooding.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Friday afternoon that residents of Irish Bayou, Lake Catherine, and Venetian Isles all need to evacuate ...
St. Bernard Parish is calling for a mandatory evacuation for areas outside of its levee protection system, effective at 4 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 4).
McInnis plans to outline his proposal Thursday for the levee authority. ... oversees the New Orleans area's east bank and West Bank levee authorities, ... hurricane levees, making it financially responsible for the levee system.
Man accused of trying to rob teen at gunpoint behind levee: NOPD ... at gunpoint behind a levee in New Orleans East late Monday (Oct. 24), ...


 

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