Thursday, June 01, 2006

Army Corps of Engineers admits role in Katrina disaster

New report cites engineering and design failures in New Orleans

Hurricane season is now officially here, and today the Army Corps of Engineers released its most comprehensive report yet on the New Orleans levee system. It paints a disturbing picture of the man-made failures that helped lead to last year's Katrina disaster. What are the implications for this year? MSNBC and The Associated Press take a look.

Related: The 2006 hurricane season begins today — Is everyone ready?

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dragonflyfilly said...

hey there DCS., how's it going. today i got stuck out in the rain. on the way back from treating my daughter for birthday lunch, got off the bus, and it started to drizzle a bit, before long it was coming down in torrents, and within minutes my feet (sandles) were sopping wet, the bottoms of my pants started dripping, then a car came along and i thought i was at the Australian Big surf competition when a car drove by and this huge wave of water just missed me. Water was running down the roads in streams and completely covered my feet, like i was wading in a the time i got home i was drenched from head to foot. This morning the weather man said it was going to rain, but I WAS NOT READY FOR THIS! - a monsoon!!!!

Deb S. said...

Dragonflyfilly: Wow. I hope you didn't stay wet too long. Of course that couldn't have been pleasant, but at least you didn't experience the destruction of a hurricane. Thanks for stopping by.

dragonflyfilly said...

thanks dcs , Ref your last comment: i wish i still looked more like THAT, all that's left is the hair! since i have been on prednazone. my daughter gets upset with me with i say my reflection in the mirror still startles me - my poor little lips have disappeared into this mass of cheeks - i call myself "chipmunk cheeks" - but i have to make fun of myself or i would just be plain pathetic! - actually i look very much like a cabbage patch kid! (i know i should not be so vain, but whatcha gonna do?) - supposedly this problem will go away once i am off the Prednazone, so that is my goal. - well, i guess i will have to work on the beauty INSIDE, eh?

and to answer your June 2 comment: nah, i was o.k. as it was a warm muggy day, and yes, you are right, i'm glad we don't have many hurricanes here, in fact, i don't think we have them at all, just some quite heavy wild winds.

cheers for now, have a fab weekend.