Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Hurricane Katrina Myth And Our Nation's Levees

Hi everyone. As Hurricane Gustav turns into a monster and puts the city of New Orleans again in the forefront of our minds, I want to share a must-watch video with you regarding why the city flooded during Katrina and why New Orleans' vulnerability is not as unique as we might think. The fact of the matter is that our nation's levees are in very sorry shape. So much so that a grassroots organization called has been founded to inform the public on levee issues and to push for an independent investigation of the flood protection failures we witnessed during Hurricane Katrina. Along with the economy and war, our nation's levee infrastructure should be at the forefront in this election season. Please watch:

"Most people think that it was Katrina that brought about the devastation to New Orleans. But it was a breaching of the levees that put 80 percent of the city under water.

It was not the hurricane."

Spike Lee


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