Tag: hurricane katrina

Flood damage after Katrina could have been prevented, S&T expert says

Posted by on August 24, 2015

A decade after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, experts say the flooding that caused over 1,800 deaths and billions of dollars in property damage could have been prevented had the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers retained an external review board to double-check its flood-wall designs.

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New Orleans’ levee system failure after Katrina has mistaken culprit

Posted by on May 27, 2015

A Missouri University of Science and Technology professor has defined the elements that led to the flooding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and has established a clear sense of responsibility in the levee system’s failure.

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UMR students take top prize in ASCE Geo-Congress 2006

Posted by on March 6, 2006

A team from the University of Missouri-Rolla finished in first place at the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Information Mining and Geotechnical Site Characterization Design competition held Feb. 26. The competition was held during ASCE Geo-Institute’s Geo-Congress 2006, a national conference that focused on “Geotechnical Engineering in the Information Technology Age.”

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Two UMR fraternities to help New Orleans families

Posted by on December 7, 2005

The Iota Omega chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi and the Epsilon Psi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha at the University of Missouri-Rolla are collecting toys, clothing, hair care products and more for New Orleans families.

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Gravity played role in New Orleans’ bridge failures

Posted by on November 28, 2005

Sir Isaac Newton did a number on the Interstate 10 bridges in New Orleans, according to a team of researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla that helped document some of the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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UMR petroleum expert says gulf pipelines don’t fare well in big hurricanes

Posted by on September 13, 2005

Like some of the levees in New Orleans, much of the oil producing infrastructure in the Gulf of Mexico wasn’t built to withstand a hurricane as powerful as Katrina, according to a petroleum engineering expert at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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UMR to assist students displaced by Hurricane Katrina

Posted by on September 1, 2005

UMR will immediately assist students returning home to Missouri who attend colleges that have been closed due to Hurricane Katrina.

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