Friday, May 05, 2006

Ivor van Heerden calls like he sees it. | News | Official: Levees not ready for storm:
"New Orleans levees are prepared for no more than a Category 2 storm this year, the leader of a state team that investigated the city’s levee failures said Thursday.

“It has Category 2 protection at best,” said Ivor van Heerden, deputy director of the LSU Hurricane Center. “We really aren’t prepared” for a major storm."The repairs being done to New Orleans levees are robust; however, they don’t address inadequate levees that were stressed but didn’t fail in Katrina, he said.

This guy really cares about New Orleans. It's a great thing that we have him at LSU.

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