Monday, March 6, 2006

Corps of Engineers Work Hard to Build Dikes or Levees


Corps Of Engineers Work Hard to Build New Levees


CNN


The Corps of Engineers has been working night and day on reinforcing the levees that gave away when Hurricane Katrina struck. The beginning problem was that the front of these levess had nothing but dirt and the storm eroded this dirt. The new problem is time; they are busy constructing concrete bases on both sides ; and at the same time they fear that they will not be able to finish  until this summer.


What do you think about this? Please leave a comment.I am hoping that we will give them credit and respect for working on a project that isfacing insurmountable odds due to time restraints.


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5 comments:

readmereadyou said...

I want them to fix it right and for good. People should never have this happen again. And why is it that's it's always the poorest of the poor who suffer?. We give money to the world yet we don't have enough to rebuild those homes for our own citizens....Ticks me off!
Angela

sugar1337 said...

I don't think it is wise for loads of people to be moving back there mainly because if they don't build that wall high enough it will happen again and it could happen again regardless.  I mean it is reallly below sea level, and maybe we just aren't meant to live there.  I am not saying don't fix it, but I think people should think twice if they are able before they move back.  

lurkynat said...

Yes it is a shame that the dikes were not constructed from the beginning wiht concrete girding both sides and wiht houses not in the wake of further damages. People should realise that right now the Core of Engineeers is working against time; their back against the wall. People need to check out the history of this problem before they throw any more stones. We should have helped but years ago..at least twenty years ago.
natalie

princesssaurora said...

I wish they would send more army engineers and get it done before the hurricane season. So sad...

be well,
Dawn

sunnyside46 said...

I am all thought out on this subject...all I have left are feelings. And I feel .....frightened that the people with powere are woefully ignorant and uncaring
Marti