TITLE

Corps To Reveal New Storm Risks

PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
ENR: Engineering News-Record;10/30/2006, Vol. 257 Issue 17, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the efforts of forensic scientists, who are dissecting Hurricane Katrina, in developing risk-assessment tools for the future designs of hurricane-protection programs and other civil infrastructure. They plan to expand on a preliminary report issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The material will address risk and reliability of the flood-protection system in New Orleans, Louisiana as it was before Katrina hit.
ACCESSION #
23087066

 

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