Now that I've handed you your ass once again by proving you wrong, you ask 'who wrote the article'? Ah, here starts the Lifer Logic. If a dem wrote the article, it must be a lie.Thomas the Pimp wrote:
Again, Yohannes failed to provide a link to support his allegations. The Army Corps of Engineers was instructed by CONGRESS to rebuild the CITY OWNED levees to withstand a Cat-2 hurricane after the 1965 Hurricane Betsy. And they did. It was never designed or built to withstand anything greater than a Cat-2 hurricane and that is not the fault of the Army Corps of Engineers.
If you go up the the Mississippi River levees that were designed, built and maintained by the Corps of Engineers you will see the difference. They are like golf courses. NO trees are allowed to grow on them and no varmints are allowed to borough into them either. The levees own by the City of New Orleans are totally different and it was not the fault of the Corps of Engineers.
The PHI heliport at N.O. was located next to the Mississippi River levee and, like I said, it is like a humped golf course. The grass is maintained better than most states maintain the grass next to Interstate Highways.
When I worked for PHI there were some days when we could not fly and once we spent three days during a hurricane evacuation from the Gulf as the PHI heliport at Venice was not only out side the Corps' levee but also the State's levees. Yep, PHI had their own levee and it was destroyed during Hurricane Katrina and they built a totally new heliport about five miles north of there that had a Corps' levee on the east side and a State's levee on the west side.
And who wrote that Wiki article? They don't says, do they? And they leave a lot out of that article.
And again, those improvements were made in the 1960's and the CITY FAILED to maintain the levees.
Oh, do you know people sued the Army Core of Engineers? And do you know what happened to that lawsuit? It got tossed out!!!
Hurricane Katrina damage judgment against Army Corps of Engineers is reversed by federal appeals court
Sorry, you lost lifer!!!
Never did see anything that states the causes of the levee failure were due to lack of maintenance. Just more Lifer Lies!!!!