Hurricane Isaac Breaches Levee Outside New Orleans

The fate of New Orleans rests largely on a web of pumps and outfall canals capable of pumping massive amounts of water from city streets. The pumps are part of a $14-billion U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overhaul of the hurricane protection system launched after Hurricane Katrina.
August 29, 2012

The fate of New Orleans rests largely on a web of pumps and outfall canals capable of pumping massive amounts of water from city streets. The pumps are part of a $14-billion U.S. Army Corps of Engineers overhaul of the hurricane protection system launched after Hurricane Katrina.

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