By Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects, National Research Council
Storm Katrina, which struck New Orleans and surrounding parts in August 2005, ranks as one of many nation's so much devastating traditional failures. almost immediately after the hurricane, the U.S. military Corps of Engineers tested a role strength to evaluate the functionality of the levees, floodwalls, and different constructions comprising the area's storm safeguard method in the course of storm Katrina. This publication offers an autonomous overview of the duty force's ultimate draft file and identifies key classes from the Katrina event and their implications for destiny typhoon preparedness and making plans within the area.
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Extra info for The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: Assessing Pre-Katrina Vulnerability and Improving Mitigation and Preparedness
Nonstructural measures, such as buyouts and relocations, can provide opportunities for alternate uses of the vacated ﬂood plain, such as ecosystem restoration, recreational development, or urban green space (USACE, 2008). A report from a National Research Council committee reviewing the Corps’s LACPR study concurred with these statements from the Corps draft report, concluding that “The relocation option often provides an excellent means for improving safety and reducing potential damages” (NRC, 2008b).
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Appendix A Statement of Task: Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent ﬂooding of much of the New Orleans metro area prompted many questions about the geotechnical and hydraulic conditions and performance of the city’s hurricane protection system. To help provide credible scientiﬁc and engineering answers regarding the performance of this system, an Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET) has been convened. S. Army Corps of Engineers.