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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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).

Letter from ASCE External Review Panel to Lt. General Robert L. Van Antwerp. Dated September 3, 2008. Reston, VA: American Society of Civil Engineers. Association of State Floodplain Managers. 2007. National Flood Policy Challenges. Levees: The Double-Edged Sword. Madison, WI: Association of State FloodPlain Managers. , D. Kettl, and H. Kunreuther, eds. 2006. On Risk and Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Interagency Levee Policy Review Committee.

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.

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