This coming August 2015 will mark the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and what it wrought on New Orleans and the surrounding areas. But was the flooding by Katrina a natural disaster or was it man-made?
Did Hurricane Katrina Really Doom New Orleans or Was it The Corps of Engineers? – Video
This video by National Geographic pretty much spells is out. It talks about how the prevention of annual flooding by the river and the incursion of canals in the wetlands has pretty much caused a lot of the problems that our area has. But what it does not talk about, and this is huge missing from this video, is that the flooding after Katrina was caused by the poorly built levee and flood-wall systems of the US Army Corps of Engineers.
It’s important that people know this because the Corps has a multitude of projects all over the country. And the same thing could happen to any area overseen by the Corps that happened in New Orleans.
I don’t know why National Geographic failed to mention that in this video. But it is an important piece to understanding that New Orleans was almost destroyed after Hurricane Katrina and it was not by natural means at all, but a disastrous failure of the US government particularly the Corps of Engineers.