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Media Advisory 06-012

From the Eye of the Storm: Science in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans scientist shares experiences from the post-Katrina research response

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Researchers inspect a portion of the floodwall that was overtopped and flattened.

American Society of Civil Engineers geotechnical team members inspect a portion of the floodwall along the Industrial Canal that was overtopped and flattened by Katrina's storm surge. The force of the storm shattered much of the concrete wall above the steel sheet-piles.

Credit: Rune Storesund photos