Levee Failure in New Orleans

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Introduction: This report is about the levee failure in Grater New Orleans and its effects on the city and individuals. The definition of a levee is a special wall that built in such away to protect a city from flooding. The levee was built to protect the city because it was under the sea level. The problem is failing the levee because the design was not able to stand the hurricane. So the city was under the water and destroyed. As a result of that the government tried to evacuate the city. The purpose of this report, therefore, is to emphasize the problems and find the best effective solution. This report is limited to a discussion the failure of the levee in Greater New Orleans, the effects on individual in the city and its solution. It is relevant to average readers who want to know about what happened. Problems: There are many problems caused the levee failure in New Orleans. One of the most causes was strong winds. The strong winds made cracks in the levee that allowed the water to penetrate to the other side of the city. The cracks multiple throughout the levee made it weak, these cracks made it easy to be failure in the levee. According to (''what went wrong'', 2007) there was noticed breaches in the levee on the Orleans Parish near to 17th street canal which result in leak in that levee. The speed of the winds was estimated by (''what went wrong'', 2007) and it was 111-130 MPH. The other caused and it was the most affect on the levee failure was the design of the levee. Even though the category of Katrina was not stronger than 3 category when it hit New Orleans, it caused the failure in the levee. Although the surge was able to ruin the levee, the levee of water was not overtopped. Also the most of pump stations stopped working (''what went wrong'', 2007). In some cases the soil under the levee saturated and the wall could move (Werrick

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