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Hindsight: 9th Ward Hindsight, Levee wall 2 years later, 2007

This is the very site of The Lower 9th Ward Levee break in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was one of a few levee breaks a day AFTER Katrina, 2005, was over. Hindsight. A "taller levee" the levee wall is only about 1 foot taller now, however, NOW its made with steel reinforcements that go deep enough down into the ground to actually hold during a hurricane or, hold back the water after one. Years ago in an effort for the CIty of New Orleans to save money the building contractors were instructed NOT to build the Lower 9th ward levee walls as strong as the ones in the wealthy areas.

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Taken on August 31, 2007