The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: Assessing Pre-Katrina Vulnerability and Improving Mitigation and Preparedness

The New Orleans Hurricane Protection System: Assessing Pre-Katrina Vulnerability and Improving Mitigation and Preparedness

By: Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects (author), National Research Council (author), Division on Earth and Life Studies (author), Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment (author), Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (author), Water Science and Technology Board (author), National Academy of Engineering (author)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks

Description

Hurricane Katrina, which struck New Orleans and surrounding areas in August 2005, ranks as one of the nation's most devastating natural disasters. Shortly after the storm, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers established a task force to assess the performance of the levees, floodwalls, and other structures comprising the area's hurricane protection system during Hurricane Katrina. This book provides an independent review of the task force's final draft report and identifies key lessons from the Katrina experience and their implications for future hurricane preparedness and planning in the region.

Contents

1 Front Matter; 2 Summary; 3 1 Introduction; 4 2 The IPET Draft Final Report; 5 3 Lessons Learned in Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath; 6 References; 7 Appendix A: Statement of Task: Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects; 8 Appendix B: Biographical Information: Committee on New Orleans Regional Hurricane Protection Projects

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780309138338
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 58
  • ID: 9780309138338
  • ISBN10: 0309138337

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly

Close