New Orleans’ levees face a hard test as storm bears down

Credit: Seattle Times- Published 1 week ago
Even as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the Mississippi River’s levees held up when those in other parts of the city did not. But as Tropical Storm Barry threatened New Orleans with torrential rains that will test the city’s flood defenses this weekend, the height of the city’s river levees was the U.S. Army Corps...

Credit: Wochit News
Published 2 weeks ago -  00:43
Looming Tropical Storm May Challenge New Orleans' Levees Like Never Before
As the planet's oceans warm due to climate change, hurricanes are likely to get wetter and more frequent. New Orleans was hit with flash floods Wednesday, and the water is likely to keep rising. Business Insider reports the weather pattern is likely to develop into a tropical storm or possibly a hurricane by Friday. The storm could present an enormous challenge to New Orleans's river levees along the Mississippi.

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