New Orleans Avoids Massive Floods Thanks to Embankment Built After Katrina
A $ 14.5 billion system of embankments, locks and pumps worked as designed during Hurricane Ida, saving New Orleans from the devastating floods that devastated the area under the influence of Katrina 16 years ago, officials said. Said. A devastating Category 4 storm with heavy rains, strong winds, and coastal surges, Aida is a 350-mile (560 km) protection ring completed in 2018 with federal funding from the southern New Orleans community. Overwhelmed the outer embankment of. When flooded during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the levees broke down and 80% of the city was submerged, it seemed to have avoided widespread floods, suggesting that an upgraded network of levees, gates and pumps worked. doing.