Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Federal, State Investigators At Odds Over Levee Flooding in Katrina

A legislative committee heard controversial, conflicting statements from federal and state officials who disagreed whether disastrous flooding in New Orleans was caused by overtopped levees or faulty design and construction. A spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said a federal report coming out in June will state that high water washed over the tops of levees. The head of Louisiana's state investigation disagreed, saying that faulty design and construction led to levee breaks. Will Sentel, The Advocate 04/25/2006 Read Article: The Advocate

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