Tag: Army Corps of Engineers

Hurricane Barry Spares New Orleans (So Far), as Inland Cities Brace for Floods

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Barry crept onto the shores of Louisiana west of flood-weary New Orleans on Saturday, drawing cautious optimism from city residents who saw little rainfall from the storm as of evening, and from officials in western coastal parishes that were drenched and battered but had prepared for much worse. After a brief […]

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Katrina on Its Mind, New Orleans Keeps an Anxious Eye on Tropical Storm Barry

NEW ORLEANS — Water can come at you from multiple angles in a city surrounded by it. Joseph Thomas, 51, remembers how it came into his neighborhood last time. “We would not be talking about Katrina had the levees not broke,” he said, explaining that the disaster in 2005 happened because faulty levees and flood […]

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Mississippi Closes Beaches Because of Toxic Algae Blooms

The relentless heavy rains in the Midwest continue to cause damage, this time in the form of vast, harmful algae blooms off the gulf coast that have forced Mississippi to close all of its beaches. The increased flow of freshwater into the Gulf of Mexico has fed the thick blue-green algae, which can cause rashes, […]

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Army Corps Under Fire From Flood Victims Amid Storm Surge

SAND SPRINGS, Okla. — People whose homes had flooded filled the pews of a Baptist church that was still standing on dry ground. They bowed their heads as Oklahoma’s junior senator, James Lankford, led everyone in a prayer. But when a representative of the Army Corps of Engineers stood at the microphone to address residents […]

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Why Giant Pipes (Intentionally) Spewed Water and Sand onto Rockaway Beach

A pleasant British tourist, who declined to give his name, said that he had heard about Rockaway Beach from a friend’s mum, so there he was, in the extravagant sunshine of last Sunday afternoon, with two friends, one of whom went in the water. Cold, was the report. Since the beaches of Rockaway Beach are […]

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