The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--The Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist

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The ultimate inside story: how bureaucracy, politics, and a disregard of science combined to cripple?perhaps forever?a great American city As deputy director of the Louisiana State University Hurricane Center, Ivor van Heerden had for years been warning state and local officials about New Orleans's vulnerability to flooding. But like Cassandra?s, his predictions were ignored?until Hurricane Katrina hit on August 29, 2005. Suddenly, van Heerden found himself at the center of a media maelstrom. Stepping forward to challenge ...

The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--The Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist 2006, Viking Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670037810

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