Storm What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina - The Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist

ISBN-10: 0143112139
ISBN-13: 9780143112136
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Description: The ultimate inside story of the Katrina tragedyfrom the cofounder of the LSU Hurricane Center After warning for years about the looming threat of catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, Ivor van Heerden was one of the highest-profile media experts  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

The ultimate inside story of the Katrina tragedyfrom the cofounder of the LSU Hurricane Center After warning for years about the looming threat of catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, Ivor van Heerden was one of the highest-profile media experts during the Katrina disaster. Over the following eighteen months, he was even more prominent as he challenged the official version of those events and campaigned for an engineering plan that would protect all of southeastern Louisiana, once and for all. In The Storm, van Heerden lays out in full detail the stunning incompetence among the bureaucrats, the politicians, and the Army Corps of Engineers that culminated in the catastrophe that crippled, perhaps forever, a great American city.

Introduction: Disaster, Tragedy, Failure-and Hope
Storm Clouds
Leave, Please!
Laughed Out of the Room
Levees Lite
The Second-Worst-Case Scenario
Into the Breach
Is Anyone in Charge Here?
Wetlands Forever
The Score on the Corps
The Investigation
Now or Never
Afterword
Acknowledgments
References and Resources
Index

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