Corps starts $1B barrier for western New Orleans


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Corps starts $1B barrier for western New Orleans

CAIN BURDEAU Associated Press Writer HARVEY, La. (AP)

Mindful that the suburban West Bank of New Orleans has regained its pre- Hurricane Katrina population and is primed for growth, the Army Corps of Engineers is launching a $1 billion effort to keep the next storm at bay. The new flood protection is already having a potentially dangerous consequence, though: It's encouraging more people to move into another bowl-shaped area that experts consider perhaps the city's most vulnerable flank. While New Orleans' population plummeted by 300,000 afte...

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