After the Flood

Book - 2015 | First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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"Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana--on August 29, 2005--journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting affects not just on the city's geography and infrastructure, but on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of [the city]"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781451692228
Branch Call Number: 976.335 RIVLIN
Characteristics: xvi, 462 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: After the Flood


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Apr 05, 2016

A fairly good history of New Orleans before, during and after the hurricane. It is painful to think that had a few minor engineering modifications that people in the city had demanded for years of the Army Corps of Engineers were made, the city would not have been inundated the way it was - particularly notorious was the NOW closed Mr. Go (Mississippi River Gulf Outlet). Also interesting is how Ray Nagin, the city's mayor at the time, ended up being as corrupt as much of the already inept city's administration, and ended up being convicted for that.


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