” NEW ORLEANS – Thecan be held liable for flood damage caused by a “hurricane highway,” a navigation channel that is believed to have funneled ‘s storm surge into the city, a federal judge ruled Friday.
The suit charges the agency with ignoring repeated warnings that the MRGO turned into a “hurricane highway,” funneling Katrina’s storm surge intoand New Orleans and overwhelming levees and flood walls.
The 76-mile shipping channel was built about 40 years ago as a shortcut to New Orleans. For years, environmentalists and emergency planners have blasted the channel as a destructive force because it has eroded enormous tracts of wetlands and increased the threat of flooding.”
I doubt much will come of the lawsuit, but at least a bit of justice is being served. Don’t let Bush forget Katrina!