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New Orleans: Lessons Not Learned

Two years after Katrina, New Orleans and coastal Louisiana remain vulnerable to catastrophic flooding. A veteran of years of reporting on the US Army Corps of Engineers says the Corps, Congress and the American people are to blame.

A Checkered Past

For decades, New Orleanians placed their trust in a storm defense system that, 40 years since its construction, was still not completed when Hurricane Katrina swept in. A look at the history of the levees reveals misplaced priorities and outdated science