Almost $15 billion went towards flood protections in New Orleans in the aftermath of 2005’s Hurricane Katrina. But the city once again battled flooding this week – and a hurricane didn’t even hit. Several feet of water covered much of the city’s central area as the pump system was overwhelmed. The crisis prompted Governor John Bel Edwards to declare a state of emergency.
from Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building http://inhabitat.com/new-orleans-doesnt-need-a-hurricane-to-be-inundated-with-water