Tag: 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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Why are we losing Louisiana?

Posted by on October 15, 2007

The Mississippi Delta region was losing land long before Hurricane Katrina came ashore. But the correlation between land loss and the risk of flooding in the region is now more evident than ever.         

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NSF grant helps UMR researcher with post-Katrina study

Posted by on January 30, 2007

Sixteen months after flooding and power loss – brought on by Hurricane Katrina – knocked out key telecommunications hubs along the Gulf Coast, a University of Missouri-Rolla researcher has developed a truly mobile solution to the communication problem.

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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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